A dielectric fallacy in inferring Tg of water Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • In a recent analysis, Angell [Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 55, 559 (2004)] concluded that if water's Tg is assumed to be 160 K, the plot of dielectric loss tangent tan delta against T/Tg for unsintered amorphous solid water overlaps the corresponding plots for glycerol and propylene carbonate. We point out that such an analysis falsifies both dielectrics and molecular kinetics, and is not useful for ascertaining Tg.

publication date

  • January 15, 2005