Dynamic scaling of the critical binary mixture methanol-hexane

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​Dynamic scaling of the critical binary mixture methanol-hexane​
Iwanowski, I.; Sattarow, A.; Behrends, R.; Mirzaev, S. Z. & Kaatze, U.​ (2006) 
The Journal of Chemical Physics124(14) art. 144505​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2179073 

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Iwanowski, Ireneusz; Sattarow, A.; Behrends, Ralph; Mirzaev, Sirojiddin Z.; Kaatze, Udo
Acoustical attenuation spectrometry, dynamic light scattering, shear viscosity, density, and heat capacity measurements of the methanol/n-hexane mixture of critical composition have been performed. The critical part in the sonic attenuation coefficients nicely fits to the empirical scaling function of the Bhattacharjee-Ferrell [Phys. Rev. A 24, 1643 (1981)] dynamic scaling model if the theoretically predicted scaled half-attenuation frequency Omega(BF)(1/2)=2.1 is used. The relaxation rates of order parameter fluctuations, as resulting from the acoustical spectra, within the limits of experimental error agree with those from a combined evaluation of the light scattering and shear viscosity measurements. Both series of data display power law with amplitude Gamma(0)=44x10(9) s(-1). The amplitude of the fluctuation correlation length follows as xi(0)=0.33 nm from the light scattering data and as xi(0)=0.32 nm from the amplitude of the singular part of the heat capacity if the two-scale factor universality relation is used. The adiabatic coupling constant g=0.11 results from the amplitude of the critical contribution to the acoustical spectrum near the critical point, in conformity with g=0.12 as following from the variation of the critical temperature with pressure along the critical line and the thermal expansion coefficient. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
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