Rheology and Processing of Liquid Crystal Polymers

  • D. Acierno
  • A. A. Collyer

Part of the Polymer Liquid Crystals Series book series (PLCS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A. A. Collyer
    Pages 1-29
  3. M. Grmela, B. Z. Dlugogorski
    Pages 49-85
  4. F. N. Cogswell, K. F. Wissbrun
    Pages 86-134
  5. V. G. Kulichikhin, V. F. Shumskii, A. V. Semakov
    Pages 135-184
  6. J. B. Hull, A. R. Jones
    Pages 218-250
  7. P. Moldenaers
    Pages 251-287
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 312-317

About this book


Liquid crystal polymers (LCPs) have many strange properties that may be utilized to advantage in the processing of products made from them and their blends with isotropic polymers. This volume (volume 2 in the series Polymer Liquid Crystals) deals with their strange flow behaviour and the models put forward to explain the phenomena that occur in such polymers and their blends. It has been known for some time that small ad­ ditions of a thermotropic LCP to isotropic polymers not only gives an improvement in the strength and stiffness of the blend but improves the processability of the blend over that of the isotropic polymer. In the case of lyotropic LCPs, it is possible to create a molecular composite in which the reinforcement of an isotropic polymer is achieved at a molecular level by the addition of the LCP in a common solvent. If the phenomena can be fully understood both the reinforcement and an increase in the proces­ sability of isotropic polymers could be optimized. This book is intended to illustrate the current theories associated with the flow of LCPs and their blends in the hope that such an optimization will be achieved by future research. Chapter 1 introduces the subject of LCPs and describes the ter­ minology used; Chapter 2 then discusses the more complex phenomena associated with these materials. In Chapter 3, the way in which these phe­ nomena may be modelled using hamiltonians is fully covered.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. Acierno
    • 1
  • A. A. Collyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of SalernoItaly
  2. 2.Division of Applied PhysicsSheffield Hallam UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7176-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1511-4
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