Probing the Supra-Nano-Scale and Micron-Scale Structure of Liquid-Crystal and Polymer Dispersions Using Laser Light Scattering
Physics and Astronomy
Liquid-crystal and polymer dispersions are typically made utilizing one of three methods of phase separation. Laser light scattering is a convenient method to probe the evolving supra-nano scale and micron scale morphology of phase-separating mixtures. We used laser light scattering to probe the evolving supra-nano and micron scale structure of phase-separating liquid crystal and monomer mixtures induced with photon-initiated polymerization. We report on the evolutionary phase separation for mixtures of the E7 and the thiol-ene based optical adhesive Norland 65 from low to high weight percentages of E7.
Journal of the Society For Information Display
Warren, G. T.,
(2005). Probing the Supra-Nano-Scale and Micron-Scale Structure of Liquid-Crystal and Polymer Dispersions Using Laser Light Scattering. Journal of the Society For Information Display, 13(9), 793-798.
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