Catalin P Gainaru

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The glassy states of water are of common interest as the majority of H2O in space is in the glassy state and especially because a proper description of this phenomenon is considered to be the key to our understanding why liquid water shows exceptional properties, different from all other liquids. The occurrence of water's calorimetric glass transition of(More)
The susceptibility spectra of ten molecular glass formers are completely interpolated by an extension of the generalized gamma distribution of correlation times. The data cover at least 15 decades in frequency and the interpolation includes both alpha peak and excess wing. It is shown that the line shape parameters and the time constant of the alpha(More)
The relatively small dielectric Debye-like process of the monohydroxy alcohol 4-methyl-3-heptanol (4M3H) was found to depend slightly on the intramolecular conformation. Proton and deuteron nuclear magnetic resonance demonstrate that the hydroxyl dynamics and the overall molecular dynamics take place on similar time scales in contrast to the situation for(More)
Monohydroxy alcohols show a structural relaxation and at longer time scales a Debye-type dielectric peak. From spin-lattice relaxation experiments using different nuclear probes, an intermediate, slower-than-structural dynamics is identified for n-butanol. Based on these findings and on translational diffusion measurements, a model of self-restructuring,(More)
Using deuteron nuclear magnetic resonance and dielectric spectroscopy KOH doped tetrahydrofuran clathrate hydrates and KOH doped hexagonal ice are studied at temperatures above 60 and 72 K, respectively. Below these temperatures proton order is established on the lattice formed by the water molecules. In the clathrate hydrate a new type of small-angle(More)
Dielectric loss spectra covering 13 decades in frequency were collected for 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, a monohydroxy alcohol that exhibits a prominent Debye-like relaxation, typical for several classes of hydrogen-bonded liquids. The thermal variation of the dielectric absorption amplitude agrees well with that of the hydrogen-bond equilibrium population,(More)
Combining broadband impedance spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and nuclear magnetic resonance we analyzed charge and mass transport in two polymerized ionic liquids and one of their monomeric precursors. In order to establish a general procedure for extracting single-particle diffusivity from their conductivity spectra, we critically(More)
2-ethyl-1-hexanol (2E1H) was confined to the surface of a collagen matrix at various concentration levels c. Dielectric spectroscopy revealed that upon decreasing c, the alcohol's prominent hydrogen-bond mediated Debye-like relaxation broadens and turns nonexponential. This destabilization of the supramolecular association is accompanied by an increasing(More)
Phosphoric acid has one of the highest intrinsic proton conductivities of any known liquids, and the mechanism of this exceptional conductivity remains a puzzle. Our detailed experimental studies discovered a strong isotope effect in the conductivity of phosphoric acids caused by (i) a strong isotope shift of the glass transition temperature and (ii) a(More)