The European Physical Journal E

, Volume 12, Supplement 1, pp 47–50 | Cite as

Aging and memory effects in a clathrate

  • M.C. Rheinstädter
  • A.V. Kityk
  • H. Rieger
  • K. Knorr


The out-of-equilibrium low-frequency complex susceptibility of the orientational glass methanol(73%)-β-hydroquinone-clathrate is studied using temperature-stop protocols in aging experiments. Although the material does not have a sharp glass transition aging effects including rejuvenation and memory similar to the effects in spin glasses are found at low temperatures.

PACS codes.

75.50.Lk - Spin glasses and other random magnets 77.22.Gm - Dielectric loss and relaxation 64.70.Pf - Glass transitions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.C. Rheinstädter
    • 1
    • 2
  • A.V. Kityk
    • 3
  • H. Rieger
    • 4
  • K. Knorr
    • 5
  1. 1.Institut für Festkörperforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany
  2. 2.Institut Laue-Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
  3. 3.Institute for Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Eng., Czestochowa Technical University, 42200 Czestochowa, Poland
  4. 4.Theoretische Physik, Universität des Saarlandes, 66041 Saarbrücken, Germany
  5. 5.Technische Physik, Universität des Saarlandes, 66041 Saarbrücken, Germany

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