Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymer Blends

1st Edition

Francesco Paolo La Mantia

CRC Press
Published December 4, 1993
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780877629603 - CAT# TX9609

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In recent years, studies by both industry and academic researchers have opened the door to improving performance and reducing costs of these new materials. The particular structure and morphology of LCPs, as well as their peculiar rheological behavior, have stimulated researchers to develop new theoretical models and new characterization and processing techniques to more fully understand and utilize LCPs.
Although the scientific literature is very rich in data on the synthetic techniques and on the relations between structure and phase behavior of these new polymers, the understanding of the rheological and processing aspects is still far from satisfactory-particularly in the case of LCP blends. In fact, although an appreciable number of patents and scientific papers have appeared describing the phase behavior, the rheology, and the mechanical properties of many of these polyblends, several aspects of the relations between processing and morphology, and between morphology and properties of these materials are still obscure or even controversial.
Now, this new book, written by leading researchers, provides an up-to-date guide and reference to the processing, rheology and applications of pure LCPs and LCP blends. The book concisely reviews the synthetic procedures for the production of LCPs and discusses the rheological behavior and processing methods. Plus, the book examines present and future applications areas of LCPs and LCP blends.


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