Accession Number : ADA193568

Title :   Hierarchical Structure in Polymeric Solids and Its Influence on Properties.

Descriptive Note : Periodic rept. no. 2, Oct 85-Mar 86,

Corporate Author : BRISTOL UNIV (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Keller, A

PDF Url : ADA193568

Report Date : Mar 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : As proposed originally this is a multifaceted project centered on liquid crystal forming materials (LC) encompassing the hierarchical structures arising therefrom and the influence of flow and orientation on their formation. During the past 5 months this subject became established in our laboratory, the chief emphasis being on the choice of suitable model materials to serve as a basis for all future work. In this respect we were very fortunate and, given the fact that we only just started, the work was very productive (see below). The main part of the work at this initial stage was on phase transitions and on the associated structures of thermotropic materials, a new departure for our laboratory with at least a start with flow induced orientability on lyotropics.

Descriptors :   *LIQUID CRYSTALS, *POLYMERS, *SOLIDS, FLOW, HIERARCHIES, MATERIALS, MODELS, PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE