Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Current Topics in Liquid Crystalline Polymers

Robert Weiss, The University of Akron


This chapter provides an overview of current researches on liquid crystalline polymers (LCP's). Topics include syntheses of main-chain and side-chain LCP's, structured characterization of LCP's and LCP networks and rheology and processing. Applications of LCP/polymer blends as self-reinforced polymers and electro-optical meterials are also discussed.