Structural relaxation in the glass: Evidence for a path dependence of the relaxation time

Sindee L. Simon, Paul Bernazzani

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Using a recently developed novel temperature perturbation experiment, one of the primary assumptions underlying the phenomenological models of structural recovery, i.e., that the relaxation time depends on the instantaneous state of the material and not on its temperature history, is tested. The results of our experiments show that as the material gets close to equilibrium, this assumption is valid, but far from equilibrium, it is not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4763-4768
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number42-49 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Nov 15 2006



  • Glass transition
  • Polymers and organics
  • Structural relaxation

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