The glass-former m-toluidine displays the characteristic properties of a fragile supercooled liquid, which suggest the existence of a slow secondary relaxation process. In view of the recently realized importance of such a secondary relaxation feature, we have conducted a dielectric search for the secondary process in viscous and glassy m-toluidine. Based on high-resolution experiments on the distilled liquid, a secondary process can be identified which has the properties typical of a Johari-Goldstein β relaxation. As a result, the previous hypothesis that the methyl group might be responsible for suppressing the secondary dynamics in glassy m-toluidine no longer holds.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry