The correlation between the fast cage dynamics and structural relaxation is investigated in a model polymer system. It is shown that the cage vibration amplitude, as expressed by the Debye-Waller factor, and the relaxation time tau(alpha) collapse on a single universal curve with a simple analytic form when the temperature, the density, the chain length and the monomer-monomer interaction potential are changed. For the physical states with the same tau(alpha) the coincidence of the mean-square displacement, the intermediate scattering function and the non-Gaussian parameter is observed in a wide time window spanning from the ballistic regime to the onset of the Rouse dynamics driven by the chain connectivity. The role of the non-Gaussian effects is discussed.
|Autori:||Ottochian A; De Michele C; Leporini D|
|Titolo:||Non-Gaussian effects in the cage dynamics of polymers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/14786430802348060|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|