Observation of scaling behavior in the liquid-glass transition range from dynamic light scattering in poly(propylene glycol)

David L. Sidebottom, R. Bergman, L. Börjesson, L. M. Torell

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We have performed wide-time-range photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS) on poly(propylene glycol) to probe the dynamics in the glass transition range. In addition to the primary relaxation which shows stretched-exponential behavior, we observe two relaxation processes not witnessed in PCS before. They are assigned to and processes and exhibit similar power-law decays. All three relaxations are analyzed in terms of recent mode-coupling theories and the inherent scaling relations are verified by independent determinations of the relevant exponents from the spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3587-3590
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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