Accession Number : AD0805577

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF POLYMER SURFACES ON THE TEXTURES OF THE CHOLESTERIC MESOPHASE.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. no. 1, 30 Apr 65-30 Apr 66,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN NY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Elefante, G. ; Mark, H. F. ; Mark, J. E.

Report Date : 30 APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Optical properties of some cholesteryl esters, showing liquid crystalline thermotropic behavior, have been studied on polymeric surfaces of different polarity and chemical structure. A high degree of orientation and stability has been observed in the plane texture. The areas and the brightness of the domains are increased in comparison to the samples coated on glass surfaces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PROPERTIES), *POLYMERS), (*CHOLESTERYL ESTERS, (*SURFACE PROPERTIES, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, LIQUIDS, WETTING, SUBSTRATES, CELLULOSE ACETATES, POLYESTER PLASTICS, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, STYRENE PLASTICS, ACRYLIC RESINS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, NYLON, EPOXY RESINS, POLARIZATION, LIGHT, MOLECULAR ROTATION, BRIGHTNESS, COLORS, CARBONATES, FATTY ACIDS, CARBOXYLIC ACIDS.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE