X-ray scattering study and molecular simulation of glass forming liquids: Propylene carbonate and salol

E. Eckstein, J. Qian, R. Hentschke, T. Thurn-Albrecht, W. Steffen, E. W. Fischer

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Abstract

The structural and dynamic properties of two low-molecular weight glass-forming liquids, propylene carbonate (PC) and salol were studied using wide angle x-ray scattering and classical molecular dynamic simulations. The underlying structure of the liquid propylene carbonate and salol were investigated as a result of the observed scattering curves in three different regions with different temperature behavior. The molecular-dynamics simulations show an increased orientational correlation approaching the glass transition temperature. The changing pattern were observed as evidence for the occurrence of heterophases in liquid PC and salol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4751-4762
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume113
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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