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Cooperative processes in polar-ordered polymers
Author(s): Graham Hugh Cross; Y. Karakus; David Gray; David Bloor; William E. Douglas; R. J. P. Corriu; Z.-X. Yang
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Paper Abstract

Cooperative processes in polar ordered polymers lead to departures from gas law behavior during thermo-poling. Two non-liquid crystalline dipolar polymer systems are presented to exemplify these ideas. In the first system, 'rigid V'-shaped polymer segments containing dipolar groups may be required to re-orient concertedly in a chain to achieve lower dipolar symmetry. In the second system, a cooperative reorientation process between guest molecules and an amorphous electret polymer host is facilitated through hydrogen bonding interactions. This latter system displays orientational stability comparable to some covalent bonded side- chain polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139191
Show Author Affiliations
Graham Hugh Cross, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Y. Karakus, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
David Gray, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
David Bloor, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
William E. Douglas, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
R. J. P. Corriu, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
Z.-X. Yang, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1775:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V
David J. Williams, Editor(s)

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