Liquid Crystal Polymers

LCP6Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymers are thermoplastic polymers that can have local molecular ordering. They have now found niche application as fibres “Vectran” and as injection moulding polymers. Their optical microstructure is both fascinating and beautiful, as illustruted in the presentation below. Most, but not all of the micrographs were taken by Diane Graziano.

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