Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
The influence of temperature, concentration, and shear rate on the formation of liquid crystal solutions of hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) in DMAc and the preservation of the structure by photoinitiated crosslinking were investigated. The rate of changes in the relaxation pattern for the characteristic band texture of HPC liquid crystals after cessation of shear is inversely proportional to the extent of the crosslinking. This shows that the liquid crystalline structure is preserved upon crosslinking. The molecular orientation of the crosslinked films as a function of mesophase organization and concentration during crosslinking was studied.
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