Title: Large heat capacity anomaly near the consolute point of the binary mixture nitromethane and 3-pentanol
Authors: Losada-Perez, Patricia
Tripathi, Chandra Shekhar
Leys, Jan
Glorieux, Christ
Thoen, Jan # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Journal of Chemical Physics vol:134 issue:4 pages:-
Article number: 044505
Abstract: The large critical anomaly in the isobaric heat capacity C-p,C-x(T) of the binary mixture nitromethane + 3-pentanol is measured using high-resolution adiabatic scanning calorimetry. The unique features of this technique provided an alternative approach to the study of the critical behavior of C-p,C-x(T), providing further C-p,C-x(T) related quantities from which valuable information could be extracted. Our data are in full agreement with the predictions of the Modern Theory of Critical Phenomena; specifically, 3D-Ising model values for the critical exponent alpha and the universal amplitude ratio values of the leading critical amplitudes, as well as for the first correction-to-scaling ones, provide the optimum fits to represent the experimental data. Evidence for the need of higher-order terms, i.e., first correction-to-scaling term, is given. The large value of the coefficient E for the linear temperature dependence of the background obtained is ascribed to a possible contribution of the regular linear background term, of a higher-order asymmetry term, and of the second correction-to-scaling term. Internal consistency of C-p,C-x(T) and its related quantities is successfully checked. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3535567]
ISSN: 0021-9606
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Soft Matter and Biophysics
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