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Nonlinear Dielectric Effects and Modification of Supramolecular Structures in Monohydroxl Alcohols


Abstract A driving force for studies of water, alcohols, and amides is the determination of the role of hydrogen bonding. Hydrogen bonds can break and reform, consequently creating supramolecular structures. Understanding the role supramolecular structures play in the dynamics of monohydroxyl alcohols is important to understanding hydrogen bonding in more complex systems such as proteins. Since many monohydroxyl alcohols are good glass formers, dielectric spectroscopy in the supercooled regime is used to gather information about the dynamics of these liquids. Application of high external fields will reversibly alter the polarization responses of the material from the linear response. This results in nonlinear dielectric effects (NDE) such as field i... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Young-Gonzales, Amanda (Author) / Richert, Ranko (Advisor) / Angell, Charles (Committee member) / Wolf, George (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Condensed matter physics / Physical chemistry
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 200 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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