Influence of the molecular weight of a polymer on the gliding of nematic liquid crystals

I. Jánossy, A. Vajda, D. Statman

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Abstract

Gliding of the nematic liquid crystal director on polymethyl-methacrilate layers in a magnetic field is observed. It is found that the kinetics of the gliding process are strongly influenced by the molecular weight of the polymer chains. This fact supports the model of gliding based on the mutual orienting effect of the liquid crystal and polymer network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume466
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Keywords

  • Director gliding
  • Polymer molecular weight
  • Polymer-liquid crystal interface

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Influence of the molecular weight of a polymer on the gliding of nematic liquid crystals. / Jánossy, I.; Vajda, A.; Statman, D.

In: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol. 466, No. 1, 05.2007, p. 77-82.

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