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Orientation of materials onto thin highly-ordered PTFE films (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Farshad Motamedi; Kyo Jin Ihn; David Fenwick; Jean Claude Wittmann; Paul Smith
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Paper Abstract

It is well known that oriented systems may possess physical properties that exceed those of the isotropic species by orders of magnitude. Examples of improved performance through orientation include enhanced mechanical properties, thermal and electrical conductivity, piezo- electric properties, and optical transparency. In this paper we present a simple and versatile method using thin highly ordered films of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) PTFE to orient a wide variety of crystalline and liquid crystalline species and its application to some systems. The morphology of the polymeric substrate layer is also briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1665, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications, (15 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60388
Show Author Affiliations
Farshad Motamedi, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Kyo Jin Ihn, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
David Fenwick, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Jean Claude Wittmann, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Paul Smith, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1665:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications
Paul S. Drzaic; Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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