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Title: Prediction and design of first super-strong mostly-rigid polymers from very molecular theories for smectic and nematic polymers

Abstract

This paper presents a new unique microscopic molecular theory for backbone liquid-crystalline polymers (LCPs), side-chain LCPs, and combined LCPs in the nematic (N) and multiple smectic-A (SA) LC phases and the isotropic (I) liquid phase. There are no ad hoc or arbitrarily adjustable parameters in this theory. The agreement between the theoretical and experimental values for various thermodynamic and molecular ordering properties for existing LCPs is very good (relative deviations between 0% and less than 6.2%). This theory has been used by this author to predict and design (atom by atom, bond by bond) the first super-strong (SS) LCPs. This paper presents the design of SS mostly-rigid (MR) LCPs. 22 refs., 3 figs., 4 tabs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6933703
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-88-3885; CONF-881155-11
ON: DE89003561
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, USA, 28 Nov 1988; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; POLYMERS; DESIGN; CHEMICAL BONDS; LIQUID CRYSTALS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; CRYSTALS; FLUIDS; LIQUIDS; 656002* - Condensed Matter Physics- General Techniques in Condensed Matter- (1987-); 400200 - Inorganic, Organic, & Physical Chemistry; 360602 - Other Materials- Structure & Phase Studies

Citation Formats

Dowell, F. Prediction and design of first super-strong mostly-rigid polymers from very molecular theories for smectic and nematic polymers. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Dowell, F. Prediction and design of first super-strong mostly-rigid polymers from very molecular theories for smectic and nematic polymers. United States.
Dowell, F. 1988. "Prediction and design of first super-strong mostly-rigid polymers from very molecular theories for smectic and nematic polymers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6933703.
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