The scaling of the α-relaxation in polymers and low-molecular glass-forming liquids — a comparison

  • A. Schönhals
  • F. Kremer
  • E. Schlosser
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 91)


By measuring the complex dielectric susceptibility over 15 decades, we compare the scaling behavior of the α-relaxation for low-molecular-weight glass-forming liquids and polymers. The characteristic differences found for these both classes of substances are discussed in terms of segmental dynamics.

Key words

α-relaxation dielectric relaxation nonexponential behavior 


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schönhals
    • 1
  • F. Kremer
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Schlosser
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrum für Makromolekulare ChemieBerlinFRG
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institut für PolymerforschungMainzFRG

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