Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 132, Issue 2, pp 835–842 | Cite as

Analysis and characterization of the transition from the Arrhenius to non-Arrhenius structural relaxation in fragile glass-forming liquids

  • Masahiro Ikeda
  • Masaru Aniya


We have studied the transition from an Arrhenius-like to a non-Arrhenius-like structural relaxation behavior in fragile glass-forming liquids. This transition is denoted by the temperature TA that usually occurs above the melting point Tm and the dynamic crossover temperature TB. Recent studies reveal that TA is a characteristic temperature related with the dynamical properties of the system. However, its unambiguous determination is not easy. In this work, a method to obtain the temperature TA from the experimental data of α-relaxation time is presented. The obtained TA is compared with the cooperativity onset temperature Tx extracted from the bond strength–coordination number fluctuation model. The result reveals that TA is close to Tx for fragile liquids. From the result of the present analyses combined with the linear relation Tx \(\propto\) T0, where T0 is the Vogel temperature, the Arrhenius crossover phenomenon in fragile liquids is linked to the low-temperature structural relaxation dynamics.


Arrhenius crossover Cooperativity onset temperature Ideal glass-transition temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General Education, National Institute of TechnologyOita CollegeOitaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of Advanced Science and TechnologyKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan

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