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Partially Ordered Systems

Liquid Crystalline and Mesomorphic Polymers

Editors: Shibaev, Valery P., Lam, Lui (Eds.)

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Among the various new directions in modern polymer science, the design and investigation of liquid crystal (LC) polymers have been the ones growing most actively and fruitfully. In spite of that, the possible formation of an anisotropic LC phase was only demonstrated theoretically for the first time in the 1950s by Onsager [1] and Flory [2], and then experimentally verified in the studies with polypeptides solutions. In essence, the studies of these LC lyotropic systems did not deviate from the theme of purely academic interest. It was at the beginning of the 1970s that the experimental "explosion" occurred, when aromatic polyamides were synthesized and their ability to form LC solutions in certain very aggressive solvents was discovered. The search for practical applications of such LC systems was crowned with the successful creation of the new generation of ultrastrong high-modulus ther­ mostable fibers, such as the Kevlar, due to the high degree of order of the macromolecules in the anisotropic LC state. In fact, these investigations coincided with the swift emergence on the practical "scene" of thermotropic low-molar-mass liquid crystals, with the use of these materials in microelectronics and electro optics (figures and let­ ters indicators, displays in personal computers, and flat TV, etc.). Polymer scientists also began to develop methods of synthesizing thermotropic LC polymers by incorporating mesogenic fragments in the main (main-chain LC polymers) or side branchings of the macromolecules (side-chain or comb­ shaped polymers).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liquid Crystalline and Mesomorphic Polymers
Editors
  • Valery P. Shibaev
  • Lui Lam
Series Title
Partially Ordered Systems
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-8333-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-8333-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-8335-2
Series ISSN
0941-5114
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 361
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