Why is the change of the Johari–Goldstein β-relaxation time by densification in ultrastable glass minor?

Ultrastable glasses (USG) formed by vapor deposition are considerably denser. The onset temperature of devitrification, Ton, is significantly higher than Ton or Tg of ordinary glass (OG) formed by cooling, which implies an increase of the structural α-relaxation time by many orders of magnitude in USG compared to that in OG at the same temperature. However, for a special type Read more about Why is the change of the Johari–Goldstein β-relaxation time by densification in ultrastable glass minor?[…]

Distinguishing different classes of secondary relaxations from vapour deposited ultrastable glasses

Secondary relaxations persistent in the glassy state after structural arrest are especially relevant for the properties of the glass. A major thrust in research in dynamics of glass-forming liquids is to identify what secondary relaxations exhibit a connection to the structural relaxation and are hence more relevant. Via the Coupling Model, secondary relaxations having such connection have Read more about Distinguishing different classes of secondary relaxations from vapour deposited ultrastable glasses[…]