Liquid Crystalline Polymers
(1st ed. 2020)
Part of the Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series series
This book provides a comprehensive overview of various self-assemblies in liquid crystalline polymers and their electrical, optical, mechanical, and flame retardant properties.
Liquid crystalline polymers are unique self-assembled, functional soft materials with electrical, magnetic, and thermal responses which find potential applications in numerous areas.
As well as providing an overview of their synthesis, self-assembly and dynamics the various applications are also discussed.
Such applications as liquid crystalline elastomers, light responsive actuators, optical reflectors, gas barrier films, and even flame retardant polymers will be presented.
The book is a useful resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and experienced researchers.