Dielectric relaxation studies of binary mixture of [math]-picoline and methanol using time domain reflectometry at different temperatures

Research paper by C. M. Trivedi, V. A. Rana, P. G. Hudge, A. C. Kumbharkhane

Indexed on: 02 Sep '16Published on: 22 Aug '16Published in: Journal of advanced dielectrics


Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, Ahead of Print. Complex permittivity spectra of binary mixtures of varying concentrations of [math]-picoline and Methanol (MeOH) have been obtained using time domain reflectometry (TDR) technique over frequency range 10 MHz to 25 GHz at 283.15, 288.15, 293.15 and 298.15 K temperatures. The dielectric relaxation parameters namely static permittivity ([math]), high frequency limit permittivity ([math]) and the relaxation time ([math]) were determined by fitting complex permittivity data to the single Debye/Cole-Davidson model. Complex nonlinear least square (CNLS) fitting procedure was carried out using LEVMW software. The excess permittivity ([math]) and the excess inverse relaxation time (1/[math] which contain information regarding molecular structure and interaction between polar–polar liquids were also determined. From the experimental data, parameters such as effective Kirkwood correlation factor (geff), Bruggeman factor (fB) and some thermo dynamical parameters have been calculated. Excess parameters were fitted to the Redlich–Kister polynomial equation. The values of static permittivity and relaxation time increase nonlinearly with increase in the mol–fraction of MeOH at all temperatures. The values of excess static permittivity ([math]) and the excess inverse relaxation time (1/[math] are negative for the studied [math]-picoline — MeOH system at all temperatures.