Molecular alignment enhancement phenomenon of polymer formed from a liquid crystal monomer in a liquid crystal solvent

Hideo Fujikake, Takeshi Murashige, Hiroto Sato, Masahiro Kawakita, Hiroshi Kikuchi

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Abstract

Molecular alignment enhancement phenomenon of polymer formed from a liquid crystal monomer in a liquid crystal solvent was reported. The sandwiched monomer film was illuminated with infrared, linearly polarized light from a semiconductor laser. It was found that a highly aligned polymer could be obtained by polymerizing a liquid crystalline monomer in a heated liquid crystal solvent. The anisotropy in the polymer alignment was three times greater than that of a nematic-phase monomer or polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1622-1624
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume82
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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