Liquid Crystalline Polymers

  • R. Zentel
Part of the Topics in Physical Chemistry book series (TOPPHYSCHEM, volume 3)


Considering the possibility of liquid crystalline (LC) polymers at first, they seem to be difficult to achieve, because polymer chains usually adopt a statistical coil conformation, whereas LC-phases possess an orientational and/or a positional long-range order. Nevertheless, polymer chains can be combined with liquid crystallinity in two ways (see Fig. 3.1).


Liquid Crystal Main Chain Nematic Phase Liquid Crystalline Liquid Crystalline Polymer 
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