9781566769433

Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymers: Thin-film Poly Chara Blends

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    9781566769433

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    1566769434

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

Liquid crystal polymers are sometimes called super polymers--with good reason. Their wide range of exceptional properties and ease of processing make them design candidates for many demanding applications. This new book provides a thorough review of LCP technology with the emphasis on the chemistry, synthesis and characterization of the material in its many variants. Additional chapters cover processing and applications. Covering a broad range of topics and disciplines, it summarizes previous work, provides new insights into this class of polymers, and adds to the understanding of the formation of liquid crystallinity.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
List of Contributors
xiii
Introduction of Liquid Crystalline Materials
1(20)
Tai-Shung Chung
Si-Xue Cheng
Michael Jaffe
History of Development of Liquid Crystalline Materials
1(2)
Classification and Structure of Liquid Crystalline Materials
3(3)
Liquid Crystal Textures
6(4)
Theories of Liquid Crystal State
10(3)
Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers
13(5)
References
18(3)
Investigation and Synthesis of Liquid Crystalline Polymers by Thin Film Polymerization
21(36)
Si-Xue Cheng
Tai-Shung Chung
Introduction
21(2)
Experimental Detail of Thin Film Polymerization
23(1)
Morphological Changes During Thin Film Polymerization of Liquid Crystalline Polymers
23(9)
Investigation of the Effects of Reaction Conditions on the Synthesis of Liquid Crystalline Polymers
32(8)
Investigation of the Formation of Liquid Crystallinity
40(9)
Investigation of the Electric Response of Liquid Crystalline Polymer during Polymerization
49(5)
References
54(3)
Crystallization of Main Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers
57(38)
Song-Lin Liu
K. P. Pramoda
Tai-Shung Chung
Introduction
57(3)
Polymer Crystallization: Theory
60(4)
Main Chain LCP Crystallization
64(26)
References
90(5)
The Thermal Stability and Degradation Behavior of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers (TLCPs)
95(36)
Xing Jin
K. P. Pramoda
Tai-Shung Chung
Introduction
95(1)
Thermal Stability and Degradation Mechanisms of TLCPs
96(20)
Thermal Degradation Kinetics
116(9)
References
125(6)
X-Ray Scattering from Liquid Crystalline Polymers
131(26)
Chaobin He
Introduction
131(1)
Numerical Simulation of X-ray Diffraction Patterns of Nematic Systems
132(7)
Numerical Simulation of X-ray Diffraction Patterns of Smectic Systems
139(4)
Monodomain and Polydomain Structures
143(1)
X-ray Scattering from Unoriented Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Powder Diffraction Method
144(5)
X-ray Scattering from Oriented Liquid Crystalline Polymers-Fiber Scattering
149(3)
Summary
152(1)
Appendix 1
153(2)
Appendix 2
155(1)
References
156(1)
Surface Tension Investigations of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers
157(26)
Kui-Xiang Ma
Tai-Shung Chung
Introduction
157(2)
Estimation of Surface Tension of a Solid
159(7)
Surface Tension of Commercial Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers
166(8)
Surface Tension Evolution during Thin-Film Polymerization
174(7)
References
181(2)
LCP Blends
183(36)
Jiasong He
Jun Zhang
Introduction
183(2)
In situ Composites
185(22)
In situ Hybrid Composites
207(7)
Nomenclature
214(1)
References
215(4)
Rheology and Processing of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers
219(38)
K. S. Seo
Introduction
219(1)
Molecular Dimension of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers
219(4)
Dynamics of Liquid Crystalline Polymers
223(2)
Rheology of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers
225(15)
Processing of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers
240(13)
References
253(4)
Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Networks, and Gels
257(24)
Ping Xie
Rongben Zhang
Introduction
257(2)
Liquid Crystalline Elastomers (LCEs)
259(9)
Liquid Single Crystal Elastomer (LSCE), Anisotropic Network, and Gels
268(7)
Potential Application of LCE, Anisotropic Network, and Gels
275(1)
References
276(5)
Thermosetting Liquid Crystal Polymers
281(22)
Ping Xie
Rongben Zhang
Introduction
281(1)
Synthesis and Phase Behavior of TS-LCP
282(15)
Reaction Kinetics of LC Networks
297(1)
Physical Properties and Potential Application
298(1)
References
299(4)
LCP Extrusion and Applications
303(48)
Richard W. Lusignea
Introduction
303(1)
LCP Background
303(5)
Counter-Rotating Dies for Extrusion
308(9)
Tube Extrusion and Applications
317(7)
Film Extrusion and Applications
324(17)
Blow Molding LCPs and Applications
341(4)
LCP---Thermoplastic Blends and Alloys, Processing, and Applications
345(2)
Conclusions
347(1)
References
348(3)
Index 351

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