Mechanical and dielectric characterization of a side-chain liquid crystal polymer over a wide frequency range

G. P. Simon, A. Kozak, G. Williams, R. E. Wetton

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A variety of dielectric and dynamic mechanical techniques have been used to probe the molecular mobility and characterize the relaxations of the main-chain and side-chain mesogenic units in an amorphous, siloxane-based side-chain liquid crystal polymer. The frequency range covered is 10-3-105 Hz. The results of these different techniques are compared and the nature of main chain and liquid crystalline mobility discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalMaterials Forum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991

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