Dynamic thermal expansivity of liquids near the glass transition

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Based on previous works on polymers by Bauer et al. [ Phys. Rev. E 61 1755 (2000)], this paper describes a capacitative method for measuring the dynamical expansion coefficient of a viscous liquid. Data are presented for the glass-forming liquid tetramethyl tetraphenyl trisiloxane (DC704) in the ultraviscous regime. Compared to the method of Bauer et al., the dynamical range has been extended by making time-domain experiments and by making very small and fast temperature steps. The modeling of the experiment presented in this paper includes the situation in which the capacitor is not full because the liquid contracts when cooling from room temperature down to around the glass-transition temperature, which is relevant when measuring on a molecular liquid rather than a polymer.
TidsskriftPhysical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)041501-1 til 041501-11
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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