Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter

, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 431–440 | Cite as

β-Relaxation and low-temperature specific heat in (KBr)1−x(KCN)x

  • B. Mertz
  • R. Böhmer
  • B. Eisele
  • A. Loidl
Original Contributions


The specific heat in (KBr)1−x(KCN)x has been measured for concentrations 0.00≦x≦0.93 and for temperatures 2 K≦T≦50 K. In addition, the dipolar relaxation phenomena were studied using dielectric spectroscopy. The relaxation behaviour was parametrized assuming a Gaussian distribution of energy barriers and the mean activation energies, the distribution widths, and the attempt frequencies have been determined as a function of the CN concentration. With these parameters the linear and the excess specific heat contributions were calculated and compared to the calorimetric results.


Spectroscopy Neural Network Activation Energy Gaussian Distribution State Physics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Mertz
    • 1
  • R. Böhmer
    • 1
  • B. Eisele
    • 1
  • A. Loidl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikJohannes-Gutenberg UniversitätMainzGermany

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