Scaling behaviour in poly(propylene glycol) in the glass transition range

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

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We have performed dynamic light-scattering experiments on poly(propylene-glycol) (PPG) above and below the glass transition temperature (200 K). In addition to the α-relaxation (stretched exponential decay with stretching parameter βK ≈ 0.40), we observe two relaxation processes not witnessed before by photon correlation spectroscopy. They are attributed to the α′- and βrelaxations and they exhibit similar power law decays. All three processes are analysed in terms of recent mode coupling theories. The scaling relations inherent in the mode coupling approach are tested by determining the relevant exponents directly from the spectra.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPubl by Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0387914447
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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