Communication: Identical temperature dependence of the time scales of several linear-response functions of two glass-forming liquids

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Abstract

The frequency-dependent dielectric constant, shear and adiabatic bulk moduli, longitudinal thermal expansion coefficient, and longitudinal specific heat have been measured for two van der Waals glass-forming liquids, tetramethyl-tetraphenyl-trisiloxane (DC704) and 5-polyphenyl-4-ether. Within the experimental uncertainties the loss-peak frequencies of the measured response functions have identical temperature dependence over a range of temperatures, for which the Maxwell relaxation time varies more than nine orders of magnitude. The time scales are ordered from fastest to slowest as follows: Shear modulus, adiabatic bulk modulus, dielectric constant, longitudinal thermal expansion coefficient, and longitudinal specific heat. The ordering is discussed in light of the recent conjecture that van der Waals liquids are strongly correlating, i.e., approximate single-parameter liquids.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Chemical Physics
Vol/bind136
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)081102
Antal sider4
ISSN0021-9606
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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