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The morphology of LC polymer networks prepared by photopolymerization of (LC monomer/LC) blends containing photoinitiator and crosslinker was investigated. For the blends of 4-acryloyloxyhexyloxy-4'-cyanobiphenyl and 4-hexyloxy-4'-cyanobiphenyl, which had the same mesogen, orientation order of LC textures was memorized by photopolymerization, while any structure of LC polymer networks was not observed under an optical microscope because the networks did not phase separate from the low molecular weight LC. However, specific anisotropic phase-separated structures of LC polymer networks were observed for the blends of 4-acryloxloxyhexyloxy-4'-cyanobiphenyl and 4-hexyloxybenzoic acid, which had dissimilar mesogens, on condition that photopolymerization was carried out under the LC phase. If photopolymerization was performed under the isotropic phase conditions, polygonal or continuous phase-separated structures of LC polymer networks were observed for the dissimilar mesogenic blend. These morphologies were strongly dependent on the phase diagrams of (LC monomer/LC) blends and (the corresponding LC polymer/LC) blends. It has been found that the ordering field of LC molecules can give LC polymer networks anisotropic morphologies, which have the long range as the same length scale of LC textures. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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- DOI : 10.1016/S0032-3861(02)00292-6
- ISSN : 0032-3861
- CiNii Articles ID : 80015328421
- Web of Science ID : WOS:000176536400024