Connection between fragility, mean-squared displacement and shear modulus in two van der Waals bonded glass-forming liquids

Henriette Wase Hansen, Bernhard Frick, Tina Hecksher, Jeppe C. Dyre, Kristine Niss

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The temperature dependence of the high-frequency shear modulus measured in the kHz range is compared with the mean-squared displacement measured in the nanosecond range for the two van der Waals bonded glass-forming liquids cumene and 5-polyphenyl ether. This provides an experimental test for the assumption
connecting two versions of the shoving model for the non-Arrhenius temperature dependence of the relaxation time in glass formers. The two versions of the model are also tested directly and both are shown to work well for these liquids.
TidsskriftPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Udgave nummer10
StatusUdgivet - 10 mar. 2017


  • Viscoelasticity
  • Glass transition
  • Liquids
  • Rheology techniques
  • Neutron scattering

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