Kajetan Koperwas

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We report that the pressure coefficient of the glass transition temperature, dT(g)/dp, which is commonly used to determine the pressure sensitivity of the glass transition temperature T(g), can be predicted in the thermodynamic scaling regime. We show that the equation derived from the isochronal condition combined with the well-known scaling, TV(γ) =(More)
In this paper, a general equation of state (EOS) valid for fluids in the vicinity of the glass transition is derived on the basis of its isothermal precursor. This EOS is able to predict the density scaling of both isobaric and isothermal PVT data and it explicitly involves the scaling exponent γ(EOS), which is most likely straightforwardly related to the(More)
The crucial problem for better understanding the nature of glass transition and related relaxation phenomena is to find proper interrelations between the molecular dynamics and thermodynamics of viscous systems. To make progress towards this goal the recently observed density scaling of viscous liquid dynamics has been very intensively and successfully(More)
In this paper, based on the effective intermolecular potential with well separated density and configuration contributions and the definition of the isothermal bulk modulus, we derive two similar equations of state dedicated to describe volumetric data of supercooled liquids studied in the extremely wide pressure range related to the density range, which is(More)
In this Letter, we show how temperature and density fluctuations affect the spatially heterogeneous dynamics at ambient and elevated pressures. By using high-pressure experimental data for van der Waals liquids, we examine contributions of the temperature and density fluctuations to the dynamics heterogeneity. We show that the dynamic heterogeneity(More)
In this paper, we consider the glass transition as a kinetic process and establish one universal equation for the pressure coefficient of the glass transition temperature, dTg/dp, which is a thermodynamic characteristic of this process. Our findings challenge the common previous expectations concerning key characteristics of the transformation from the(More)
In this paper, we define and experimentally verify thermodynamic characteristics of the liquid-glass transition, taking into account a kinetic origin of the process. Using the density scaling law and the four-point measure of the dynamic heterogeneity of molecular dynamics of glass forming liquids, we investigate contributions of enthalpy, temperature, and(More)
High pressure and nanoscopic confinement are two different strategies commonly employed to modify the physicochemical properties of various materials. Both strategies act mostly by changing the molecular packing. In this work, we performed a comparative study on the effect of compression and confined geometry on crystallization of a molecular liquid.(More)
When we cool down a liquid below the melting temperature, it can either crystallize or become supercooled, and then form a disordered solid called glass. Understanding what makes a liquid to crystallize readily in one case and form a stable glass in another is a fundamental problem in science and technology. Here we show that the(More)