ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY IN MAGNETICALLY ALIGNED LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS.

S. I. Stupp*, J. S. Moore

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Abstract

The paper reports on the enhancement of electrical conductivity of a liquid crystalline aromatic polymer following its alignment in a magnetic field. The interaction of external fields with 'polymeric' liquid crystals offers the possibility of freezing the molecular organization which these fields induce, and therefore a way to control the anisotropy of physical properties in solid polymers. One material under investigation is a semi-flexible polyester that becomes liquid crystalline near 150 degree C. The polymer's carbon-13 NMR spectrum is shown. It is concluded that some rearrangement occurs in the melt polymerization and the chain microstructure is more complicated than that suggested by the chemical structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Material
PublisherACS
Pages136-139
Number of pages4
Volume54
ISBN (Print)0841209618
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Stupp, S. I., & Moore, J. S. (1986). ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY IN MAGNETICALLY ALIGNED LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS. In Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Material (Vol. 54, pp. 136-139). ACS.