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I would like to generate a master curve (e.g. of the storage modulus) based on frequency-sweeps experiment for different temperatures.

Basically, I need to determine the shifts in order to construct the master curve. I want to automatize the process with Matlab, instead of shifting the data by hand. And I don't want to use WLF or Arrhenius methods.

I want to determine the shifts for each temperature s.t. I get a smooth master curve (minimize the error using least square).

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