Relaxational features of supercooled and glassy m-toluidine

Andrea Mandanici, Ranko Richert, Maria Cutroni, Xiangfu Shi, Stephen A. Hutcheson, Gregory B. McKenna

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


Recent investigations performed by dielectric and mechanical spectroscopy have provided detailed information about the dynamical response of m-toluidine in the supercooled and glassy states. In the present work we analyze the properties of the α-relaxation process on the basis of dielectric and shear mechanical data, discussing the unusual behavior of this fragile glass-former. The nature of the secondary relaxation is elucidated by high resolution dielectric measurements and discussed in terms of the Coupling Model and literature results on other small molecule glass-forming liquids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4729-4734
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number42-49 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Nov 15 2006


  • Dielectric properties
  • Fragility
  • Glass transition
  • Liquid crystals and molecular liquids
  • Mechanical
  • Relaxation
  • Rheology
  • Structural relaxation
  • Viscosity
  • electric modulus
  • stress relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Relaxational features of supercooled and glassy m-toluidine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this