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The glass transition temperature is the temperature at which an amorphous polymer changes from a hard glassy form into a rubberlike elastic form or to a viscous fluid. At this glass transition, which is a secondary transition, the temperature derivatives of both physical and mechanical properties of the polymer change.

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