Liquid crystal polymers are often known as great polymers--with solid cause. Their wide selection of outstanding houses and simplicity of processing lead them to layout applicants for plenty of difficult functions. This new e-book offers a radical overview of LCP know-how with the emphasis at the chemistry, synthesis and characterization of the cloth in its many editions. extra chapters disguise processing and functions.
From the Editor's Preface
The box of thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers has grown considerably within the final 20 years, with basic study, courses, advertisement items, and patents. within the 1980's, Dr. Ralph Miano led my colleagues and me at Hoechst Celanese in commercializing the 1st thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers, in response to Dr. Gordon Calundann's composition patents. this day, greater than seven businesses have produced thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer fabrics, with not less than 50 variations to be had. consequently, it really is well timed to assemble a entire overview at the nature of this sort of fabric and the continued development during this field…. The pursuits of this ebook are to summarize past paintings, offer new insights into this type of polymers, and upload to the knowledge of the formation of liquid crystallinity.
This publication covers a variety of themes and addresses diverse disciplines within the box. The chapters are prepared as a studying scheme for the pro, from easy technology to utilized engineering. the 1st few chapters summarize the syntheses of varied polyester, polyester-amid, and polyimide liquid crystalline polymers. The technology and origins of liquid crystal formation are published. subsequent, we introduce the characterizations of those fabrics via their assorted chemical and actual aspects.
Because such a lot commercially on hand thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers were utilized in the shape of composites, we have now additionally integrated a bankruptcy on polymer blends, detailing mixing mechanisms and resultant houses. chapters on thermosetting liquid crystalline polymers combine them with different subject matters, due to their specific value and their functions for microelectronics and packaging. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with the engineering and processing features of thermoplastic liquid crystalline polymers for quite a few functions.