Anomalous Defect Diffusion Near the Glass Transition
Technical rept. 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2003
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DEPT OF PHYSICS
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Anomalous diffusion is employed to model defect motion in materials near their glass transition temperature. Even though the motion of a single defect possesses no characteristic time scale the overall effect of a concentration of defects is to produce a stretched exponential relaxation in the glass. This function has a well-defined time scale that depends on the concentration of mobile defects. In our model, the time scale diverges as the temperature is lowered, as well as, increasing with increasing pressure. We use the manner in which this time scale diverges to derive equations for conductivity, dielectric relaxation and viscosity as a function of temperature and pressure that are in good agreement with experimental data.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass