Chapter 6: Introduction to Polymer Stabilized Liquid Crystals
Published:03 Jan 2019
Polymer stabilized liquid crystals are introduced, by outlining the polymerization of photoreactive monomers to form phase separated polymer networks, templating the structures of the liquid crystal phases they were formed in. The latter is demonstrated for a range of different liquid crystal phases and director configurations. The electro-optic properties are then discussed in relation to the polymer morphology, which in turn is related to the polymerization conditions.