V M Syutkin

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A new method using the quenching of guest molecule phosphorescence by molecular oxygen is proposed for determination of heterogeneity size in glassy matrixes. The method is based on the high sensitivity of the diffusion of oxygen molecules to spatial density fluctuations. Phenanthrene phosphorescence decay was monitored at different concentrations of(More)
Deactivation of excited phenanthrene by molecular oxygen is utilized to probe the structural heterogeneity of supercooled propylene carbonate. The diffusion rate of oxygen molecules in different regions varies over two orders of magnitude. The size of the regions of different oxygen mobility was determined to be 1.5 nm. Values from 0.2 to 30 s have been(More)
The physical aging of o-terphenyl was studied through its influence on the rotation rate of probe molecules (1-naphthylazomethoxybenzene) over a temperature range from 231 (T(g)-12 K) to 238.5 K (T(g)-4.5 K). An optical anisotropy decay technique was used to monitor the molecule rotation. The rotation slows down strongly as the aging proceeds. It was shown(More)
Formation of absorbance anisotropy under linearly polarized irradiation at 405 nm in films of poly(ethyl methacrylate) (PEMA), poly(n-butyl methacrylate) (PnBMA), and poly(n-hexyl methacrylate) (PnHexMA) doped with azo compound has been studied in a wide temperature range below Tg. The anisotropy formation kinetics has been well described under the(More)
Formation of optical anisotropy under linearly polarized light has been studied in films of poly(n-butyl methacrylate) and poly(n-hexyl methacrylate) doped with azo compound (1-naphthyl-p-azo-methoxybenzene). Time profiles of the absorption anisotropy and absorbance can not be fitted with a commonly used model of anisotropy formation, which includes the(More)
We discuss the transport of small gas molecules in organic glassy matrices using oxygen diffusion in propylene carbonate as an example. The jumps of a penetrant from one interstitial cavity to another require energy to expand the channel between cavities to the size of the penetrant. It has been established that at temperatures below and slightly above the(More)
The kinetics of azobenzene nitrene oxidation by molecular oxygen dissolved in a matrix was studied in glassy propylene carbonate. The reaction was carried out in excess oxygen within its concentration range 0.008 to 0.048 M. The oxidation kinetics, controlled by oxygen diffusion, is not described by the exponential function. A specific reaction rate(More)
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