Evidence for a universal crossover behaviour of the dynamic glass transition
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Unter den Eichen 87
Fachgruppe VI.3 - D-12205 Berlin, Germany
Accepted: 5 October 2001
By measuring the complex dielectric function over 15 decades of frequency, the temperature dependence of the mean relaxation time and of the dielectric strength is evaluated for six low-molecular-weight glass-forming liquids and one polymeric melt. For the first time it could be shown that a universal correlation exists between both these quantities with a sharp defined crossover behaviour in the frequency range between 107 and 108 . So two dynamical different regions of the α-relaxation can be distinguished non-ambiguously.
PACS: 64.70.Pf – Glass transitions
© EDP Sciences, 2001