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Molecular theory of dielectric relaxation in a dense binary dipolar liquid

Chandra, A and Bagchi, B (1991) Molecular theory of dielectric relaxation in a dense binary dipolar liquid. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry, 95 (6). pp. 2529-2535.

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A molecular theory of dielectric relaxation in a dense binary dipolar liquid is presented. The theory takes into account the effects of intra- and interspecies intermolecular interactions. It is shown that the relaxation is, in general, nonexponential. In certain limits, we recover the biexponential form traditionally used to analyze the experimental data of dielectric relaxation in a binary mixture. However, the relaxation times are widely different from the prediction of the noninteracting rotational diffusion model of Debye for a binary system. Detailed numerical evaluation of the frequency-dependent dielectric function epsilon-(omega) is carried out by using the known analytic solution of the mean spherical approximation (MSA) model for the two-particle direct correlation function for a polar mixture. A microscopic expression for both wave vector (k) and frequency (omega) dependent dielectric function, epsilon-(k,omega), of a binary mixture is also presented. The theoretical predictions on epsilon-(omega) (= epsilon-(k = 0, omega)) have been compared with the available experimental results. In particular, the present theory offers a molecular explanation of the phenomenon of fusing of the two relaxation channels of the neat liquids, observed by Schallamach many years ago.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physical Chemistry
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Keywords: Mean Spherical Model;Dynamics;Solvation;Mixtures.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 08:43
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2010 08:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/33995

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