Recent studies relate the slowing down of the structural relaxation time of supercooled liquids to a decrease of the excess entropy S-exc of the melt with respect to the crystal. The theoretical basis of such a result was often found in the Adam Gibbs (AG) theory, implicitly assuming a proportionality between S-exc and the configurational entropy S-c of the system. This work presents a direct test of the connection between dynamics and S-exc over a wide temperature and pressure interval for three different glass forming systems, o-terphenyl, triphenylchloromethane, and poly(methylmethacrylate). Moreover, a method, based on the AG theory, to estimate the isothermal and the isobaric contribution of S-exc to S-c is proposed. Finally, some comments on the dependence of the fragility on pressure are discussed.
|Autori:||Prevosto, D; Lucchesi, Mauro; Capaccioli, Simone; Casalini, R; Rolla, Pierangelo|
|Titolo:||Correlation between configurational entropy and structural relaxation time in glass-forming liquids|
|Anno del prodotto:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.67.174202|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|