TY - JOUR

T1 - Elastic models for the non-Arrhenius viscosity of glass-forming liquids

AU - Dyre, Jeppe

AU - Christensen, Tage Emil

AU - Olsen, Niels Boye

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - This paper first reviews the shoving model for the non-Arrhenius viscosity of viscous liquids. According to this model the main contribution to the activation energy of a flow event is the energy needed for molecules to shove aside the surrounding, an energy which is proportional to the instantaneous shear modulus of the liquid. Data are presented supporting the model. It is shown that the fractional Debye–Stokes–Einstein relation, which quantitatively expresses the frequently observed decoupling of, e.g., conductivity from viscous flow, may be understood within the model. The paper goes on to review several related explanations for the non-Arrhenius viscosity. Most of these are also ‘elastic models’, i.e., they express the viscosity activation energy in terms of short-time elastic properties of the liquid. Finally, two alternative arguments for elastic models are given, a general solid-state defect argument and an Occam’s razor type argument.

AB - This paper first reviews the shoving model for the non-Arrhenius viscosity of viscous liquids. According to this model the main contribution to the activation energy of a flow event is the energy needed for molecules to shove aside the surrounding, an energy which is proportional to the instantaneous shear modulus of the liquid. Data are presented supporting the model. It is shown that the fractional Debye–Stokes–Einstein relation, which quantitatively expresses the frequently observed decoupling of, e.g., conductivity from viscous flow, may be understood within the model. The paper goes on to review several related explanations for the non-Arrhenius viscosity. Most of these are also ‘elastic models’, i.e., they express the viscosity activation energy in terms of short-time elastic properties of the liquid. Finally, two alternative arguments for elastic models are given, a general solid-state defect argument and an Occam’s razor type argument.

U2 - 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2006.02.173

DO - 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2006.02.173

M3 - Journal article

SN - 0022-3093

VL - 352

SP - 4635

EP - 4642

JO - Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids

JF - Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids

IS - 42-49

ER -