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Orientational relaxation in a random dipolar lattice: Wave-number and frequency dependence

Ravichandran, S and Bagchi, Biman (1996) Orientational relaxation in a random dipolar lattice: Wave-number and frequency dependence. In: Physical Review E, 54 (04). pp. 3693-3706.

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Abstract

In order to understand the role of translational modes in the orientational relaxation in dense dipolar liquids, we have carried out a computer ''experiment'' where a random dipolar lattice was generated by quenching only the translational motion of the molecules of an equilibrated dipolar liquid. The lattice so generated was orientationally disordered and positionally random. The detailed study of orientational relaxation in this random dipolar lattice revealed interesting differences from those of the corresponding dipolar liquid. In particular, we found that the relaxation of the collective orientational correlation functions at the intermediate wave numbers was markedly slower at the long times for the random lattice than that of the liquid. This verified the important role of the translational modes in this regime, as predicted recently by the molecular theories. The single-particle orientational correlation functions of the random lattice also decayed significantly slowly at long times, compared to those of the dipolar liquid.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2009 11:13
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19317

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