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Comb-Shaped Polymers and Liquid Crystals Nikolai Alfredovich Plate

Comb-Shaped Polymers and Liquid Crystals

Nikolai Alfredovich Plate

Published November 9th 2011
ISBN : 9781461290827
Paperback
428 pages
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to the American Edition We are pleased that our modest work, published some time ago in Russian in Moscow* and which attracted the attention of polymer specialists, t will now be available to the EngJish speaking audience of scientists - chemists,Moreto the American Edition We are pleased that our modest work, published some time ago in Russian in Moscow* and which attracted the attention of polymer specialists, t will now be available to the EngJish speaking audience of scientists - chemists, physicists, and technologists engaged in creating new types of polymer materi als for modern technology and working on the fundamental prob lems of the solid-state physics and structure of polymer- due to the initiative of Plenum Press. In polymer science, the 1980s were marked by the birth of a new field and a new scientific trend related to the dis covery and study of a previously unknown class of polymers thermotropic liquid-crystalline polymers - and the further development of the fundamental theoretical concepts of the liquid-crystalline (mesomorphic) state of macromolecular com pounds. This state is a phase state in thermodynamic equi librium characterized by the anisotropy of the structure and properties as a result of one-dimensional or two-dimensional ordering. Such systems have an ordered but simultaneously labile structure which can easily be altered by mechanical, electrical, or magnetic fields- the polymer system then acquires unique physical and optical properties. These prop erties, which are acquired in the liquid-crvstalline state, are then fixed in the solid at the operating temperatures. *N. A. Plate and V. P. Shibaev. Comb-Shaped Polymers and Li quid Crystals [in RussianJ. Khimiya, Moscow (1980). tSee the review of this book by H. Mark in J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Lett. Ed., 20, 139 (L982).