Investigation of nonlinear effects in glassy matter using dielectric methods
Experimental Physics V, Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, University of Augsburg, 86159 Augsburg, Germany
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b Present address: Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management, Technical University of Munich, 85748 Garching, Germany.
Received: 7 April 2017
Revised: 6 June 2017
Published online: 10 August 2017
We summarize current developments in the investigation of glassy matter using nonlinear dielectric spectroscopy. This work also provides a brief introduction into the phenomenology of the linear dielectric response of glass-forming materials and discusses the main mechanisms that can give rise to nonlinear dielectric response in this material class. Here we mainly concentrate on measurements of the conventional dielectric permittivity at high fields and the higher-order susceptibilities characterizing the 3ω and 5ω components of the dielectric response as performed in our group. Typical results on canonical glass-forming liquids and orientationally disordered plastic crystals are discussed, also treating the special case of supercooled monohydroxy alcohols.
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