Kinetics of alignment of a liquid crystalline polymer in a d.c. electric field

A. Kozak, G. P. Simon, G. Williams

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The realignment of a liquid crystalline (LC) side chain polymer in its liquid crystalline state, induced by a directing d.c. electric field, has been studied with the aid of dielectric relaxation spectroscopy and the time-dependent macroscopic director order parameter Sd(t) has been determined. The form of the response curves for different applied voltages is discussed in relation to calculations we have made for Sd(t) using the recent theory of A.F. Martins, P. Esnault and F. Volino.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer communications Guildford
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes

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