Liquid-Crystalline Polymers

Hardcover | May 1, 1990

EditorR.A. Weiss, C.K. Ober

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This volume explores the creation, study, and processing of new liquid-crystalline polymers. It covers not only the chemistry of liquid-crystalline polymers, but also the physics and engineering aspects of these materials. A wide range of topics is covered, including syntheses of main-chainand side-chain LCPs, structural characterization of LP, rheology and processing, and applications such a electro-optics and "self-reinforcing" blends. This book presents a broad view of the direction of LCP research in both industry and academe.

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This volume explores the creation, study, and processing of new liquid-crystalline polymers. It covers not only the chemistry of liquid-crystalline polymers, but also the physics and engineering aspects of these materials. A wide range of topics is covered, including syntheses of main-chainand side-chain LCPs, structural characterizati...

R.A. Weiss is at University of Connecticut. C.K. Ober is at Cornell University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:495 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:May 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0841218498

ISBN - 13:9780841218499

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Current Topics in Liquid-Crystalline PolymersPolyesters of 4,4'-Biphenyidicarboxylic Acid and Aliphatic Glycols for High-Performance PlasticsThermotropic Aromatic Copolyesters Having Ordered Comonomer Sequences: Synthesis and PropertiesAll-Aromatic Liquid-Crystalline Polyterephthalates of Phenylhydroquinone with Diphenylether and Diphenylketone LinkagesThermotropic Main-Chain Polyethers Based on Bis(4-hydroxyphenoxy)-p-xyleneSynthesis and Chemical Modification of Chiral, Liquid-Crystalline Poly(esterv-sulfide)sLiquid-Crystalline Character of Novel Main-Chain Oligophosphates Bearing Lipophilic or Mesogenic MoietiesThermotropic Poly(ester-co-carbonate)Structures and Thermal Properties of Liquid-Crystalline Poly(ester-co-carbonate)Synthesis and Microstructure of Aromatic CopolyestersSynthesis, Characterization, and Photochemistry of a Cinnamate-Containing Liquid-Crystalline Side-Chain PolymerAll-Hydrocarbon Liquid Crystalline PolymersAmorphous-Liquid-Crystalline, Side-Chain, AB Block Copolymers: Synthesis and MorphologySide-Chain Liquid-Crystalline PolyphosphazenesRigid Rod Molecules as Liquid-Crystalline ThermosetsSynthesis, Structure, and Properties of Functionalized Liquid-Crystalline PolymersChemical Heterogeneity in Liquid-Crystalline PolyestersLight Microscopy of Liquid-Crystalline PolymersSolid-State Structures of a Homologous Series of Mesogenic Aromatic-Aliphatic Azomethine Ether PolymersCopolymerlike Structures of Nematic Nitroimine DimersSimulation and Evaluation of Polymorphism in the Solid State of a Rigid Rod AramidCalorimetric Investigation of the Glass Transition in Main-Chain Nematic Polymers: Molecular Mass Dependence of the Heat Capacity Increment at the Glass TransitionLiquid-Crystalline Polymers: A Unifying Thermodynamics-Based SchemeSolubilities, Processabilities, and Head-to-Tail Polymerization of Liquid-Crystalline Polymers, including First Super-Strong PolymersMolecular Motion in the Homopolyester of 2-Hydroxybenzoic AcidEffect of Shear History on the Rheological Behavior of Lyotropic Liquid CrystalsShrinkage in Parts Molded from Thermotropic Liquid-Crystalline Polymers: Dependence upon Part Geometry and Filler ContentsBlending of Polymer Liquid Crystals with Engineering Polymers: The Importance of Phase DiagramsNovel Composites from Blends of Amorphous and Semi-crystalline Engineering Thermoplastics with Liquid-Crystalline PolymersInvestigations into the Structure of Liquid-Crystalline Polymer BlendsKinetics of Phase Segregation in Thermotropic Liquid-Crystalline Copolyester and Polyether Imide BlendsPolymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals