The rotational dynamics of a stiff paramagnetic tracer dissolved in supercooled SALOL is investigated via electron spin resonance spectroscopy. The study shows that the molecular rotation follows different dynamical regimes as the temperature is lowered. In particular, on cooling through the critical temperature T(C) of the SALOL the coupling between rotational relaxation and viscosity weakens and enhanced rotational diffusion is observed. In this temperature interval, the relationship between rotational correlation times and viscosity is fairly well described by a power law tau alpha eta(xi) (Fractional Debye-Stokes-Einstein law). Activated reorientation is observed in the temperature region around the glass transition of the SALOL. The rotational dynamics of the tracer dissolved in SALOL are compared with its rotation in ortotherphenyl (OTP) investigated in previous studies, and a scaling procedure is proposed. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Andreozzi L; Bagnoli M; Faetti M; Giordano M|
|Titolo:||Rotational probe relaxation and scaling in fragile glass formers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0022-3093(02)00919-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|