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Synthesis and characterization of pitch tunable cholesteric liquid crystalline polymers
Author(s): Jui-Hsiang Liu; Feng-Ming Hsieh
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Paper Abstract

A series of novel side chain liquid crystalline polyacrylates with pendent chiral groups was synthesized. Copolymerization of the monomers was carried out and the physical properties of the copolymers were investigated. Two miscible chiral compounds were also synthesized and used as chiral dopants to induce cholesteric liquid crystalline phases of polymers. The optical properties of the induced cholesteric liquid crystalline polymers were investigated by using UV-vis spectrometer. The appearance and the color variation of the polymer films before and after UV irradiation were also investigated.

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Date Published: 3 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7232, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IV, 72320C (3 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813596
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Jui-Hsiang Liu, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
Feng-Ming Hsieh, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7232:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IV
Liang-Chy Chien; Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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