The SMCM simulation with chain-length dependent rate constants and primary cyclization reactions follow the experimental profile closely; it performs particularly well for lower photoinitiator loading concentrations, and qualitatively follows the experimental trend even at the highest photoinitiator loading concentrations.
To further validate the SMCM, FTIR, and DSC measurements were also conducted.
In this figure, points marked with diamonds and squares represent the experimental measurements and the predictions of the SMCM, respectively.
Figures 7 and 8 show the results from FTIR experiments along with the results from the corresponding SMCM simulations for photoinitiator loading concentrations of 5% and 10%, respectively.
Thus, the gelation times determined by the SMCM simulations for SR256 resin correspond to 95% conversion rather than 100% conversion .
The SMCM correctly predicts the behavior of conversion as a function of reaction time with different photoinitiator loading concentrations in the photopolymerizing resin.
The SMCM simulation results obtained for the photopolymerization of SR494 resin with photoinitiator loading concentration of 0.
As can be seen from these figures the agreement between the SMCM simulations and the experiments are very good at all temperatures.
Both UConn-AP and SMCM are committed to providing a substantial academic and practical pedagogical background to tutors, and both offer a credit-bearing peer tutoring course.
And since each SMCM workshop is usually either a new model or a significant adaptation, each is also an opportunity for the tutors to be creative and take responsibility.
As SMCM has implemented its new core curriculum, its writing center has benefitted from UConn-AP's experiences of leading workshops for a wide variety of faculty with different levels of experience in (and commitment to) teaching writing.