Effect of pendant chiral groups on the induction of cholesteric liquid crystalline phases

Jui Hsiang Liu, Feng Ming Hsieh

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To investigate the effect of cholesteryl pendant groups on the phase behaviors of related copolymers, a new cholesteryl-containing liquid crystalline monomer was synthesized and copolymerized with an achiral comonomer in various molar ratios. The phase diagram and optical properties of the synthesized copolymers containing the cholesteryl pendant group were studied and compared with those of the monomer mixtures. The layer-like arrangement of the smectic mesophase with different monomeric compositions of copolymers was investigated using an X-ray diffraction analyzer. The dependence of the reciprocal central reflection wavelength on the mole fraction of the chiral monomer for monomer mixtures and copolymers was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number72320Z
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 6
EventEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jan 252009 Jan 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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