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Published: April 05, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 4696 dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp110975y |J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 46964702
 

Summary: Published: April 05, 2011
r 2011 American Chemical Society 4696 dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp110975y |J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 46964702
ARTICLE
pubs.acs.org/JPCB
Molecular Engineering of the Glass Transition: Glass-Forming
Ability across a Homologous Series of Cyclic Stilbenes
Wen Ping
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
Daniel Paraska, Robert Baker, and Peter Harrowell*
School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Sydney, Australia
C. Austen Angell
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States
1. INTRODUCTION
o-Terphenyl (OTP) is an example of a small nonpolar mole-
cule that is a good glass former.1
This means that OTP exhibits a
reversible transition between glass and liquid under moderate
rates of temperature change and, as a result, has been used
extensively in studies of the glass transition. Despite this attention,
we do not know why OTP is a good glass former. In general,

  

Source: Angell, C. Austen - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University

 

Collections: Materials Science; Chemistry