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Author Drzaic, Paul S.

Title Liquid crystal dispersions / Paul S. Drzaic
Published Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, [1995]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 429 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Series on liquid crystals ; v. 1
Series on liquid crystals ; v. 1
Contents ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""1 INTRODUCTION""; ""The PDLC paradigm""; ""History""; ""Scope of the book""; ""References""; ""2 RECIPES""; ""Polymer primer""; ""Polymer structure and physical properties""; ""Polymer chemistry""; ""Addition polymerization""; ""Step polymerization""; ""Ring-opening polymerization""; ""Emulsion methods for PDLC films""; ""Polyvinyl alcohol systems""; ""Latex-based systems""; ""Other water-based systems""; ""Phase separation methods for PDLC films""; ""Polymerization-induce phase separation (PIPS)""; ""Photoinitiated PIPS systems""; ""Thiol-ene systems""
""Acrylate systems""""Variations in photocured PDLC systems""; ""Polymer network systems""; ""Thermally initiated PIPS systems""; ""Electron beam-initiated PIPS systems""; ""Thermally-induced phase separation (TIPS)""; ""Solvent-induced phase separation (SIPS)""; ""Other methods for PDLC formation""; ""Imbibing porous structures with liquid crystal""; ""Glass-dispersed systems""; ""Dispersed silica systems""; ""Mixtures of microspheres and liquid crystals""; ""Coatings, substrates, and film manufacture""; ""Aspects of film structure""; ""Film thickness""; ""Microscopy of PDLC films""
""Calculation of droplet patterns""""Nuclear magnetic resonance""; ""Catalog of droplet structures""; ""Parallel wall alignment""; ""Bipolar configuration""; ""Concentric (aka toroidal or axial) structure""; ""Twisted bipolar""; ""Cholesteric droplets with parallel wall alignment""; ""Radial line defect (spherulite structure)""; ""Diametrical defect structure""; ""Double-radial defect""; ""Planar structures""; ""Escaped defect structures in cholesteric systems""; ""Focal conic textures""; ""Perpendicular anchoring""; ""Radial and twisted radial""; ""Axial (equatorial)""; ""Escaped radial""
""Description of phase diagrams""""Measurement of phase diagrams""; ""Phase separation in the binodal and spinodal regimes""; ""Calculation of phase diagrams""; ""Energetics and kinetics of PDLC film formation""; ""Phase separation kinetics""; ""References""; ""3 NEMATIC CONFIGURATIONS WITHIN DROPLETS""; ""Factors controlling nematic alignment""; ""Theoretical considerations of droplet structures""; ""ALIGNMENT AND ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF LIQUID CRYSTALS""; ""Defect structures""; ""DEFECT STRUCTURES IN NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS""; ""Analysis of director configurations""; ""Optical microscopy""
""Liquid crystal domain size""""Measurement of droplet size""; ""Colloid sizing systems""; ""Measurement of droplet size using electron microscopy""; ""Light scattering""; ""Estimation from reorientation fields""; ""Analytic formulas for droplet size distributions""; ""Droplet size distributions""; ""Liquid crystal solubility in the polymer matrix""; ""Mass uptake""; ""Polymer refractive index""; ""Threshold for light scattering""; ""Calorimetry""; ""Electron microscopy""; ""Liquid Crystal/Polymer Phase Separation""; ""Phase diagrams for liquid crystal/monomer mixtures""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polymer liquid crystals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789812831910 (electronic bk.)
9812831916 (electronic bk.)