We have measured the shear modulus and viscosity of two supercooled liquids: tricresyl phosphate and squalane. In both cases we find that the width of the peak in the imaginary part of the shear modulus narrows as the temperature is lowered toward the glass transition temperature. For tricresyl phosphate, we find no evidence for a decoupling of the viscosity and shear modulus relaxation times from the relaxation times determined by dielectric spectroscopy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry