We have used light scattering to study the kinetics of polymerization-induced phase separation in a liquid-crystal-polymer mixture. The evolution of the structure factor is compared with scaling predictions for thermally quenched systems. We have also observed a cascading phenomenon where phase separated domains become unstable and undergo phase separation for a second time.
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Copyright 1993 American Physical Society. The original published version of this article may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.2232.
Kim, J. Y,; Cho, C. H.; Palffy-Muhoray, P.; Mustafa, M.; and Kyu, Thein, "Polymerization-Induced Phase-Separation in a Liquid-Crystal-Polymer Mixture" (1993). College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. 68.