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Effect of pendant chiral groups on the induction of cholesteric liquid crystalline phases
Author(s): Jui-Hsiang Liu; Feng-Ming Hsieh
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Paper Abstract

To investigate the effect of cholesteryl pendant groups on the phase behaviors of related copolymers, a new cholesteryl-containing liquid crystalline monomer was synthesized and copolymerized with an achiral comonomer in various molar ratios. The phase diagram and optical properties of the synthesized copolymers containing the cholesteryl pendant group were studied and compared with those of the monomer mixtures. The layer-like arrangement of the smectic mesophase with different monomeric compositions of copolymers was investigated using an X-ray diffraction analyzer. The dependence of the reciprocal central reflection wavelength on the mole fraction of the chiral monomer for monomer mixtures and copolymers was investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7232, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IV, 72320Z (3 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813597
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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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