Induced orientational behavior of liquid crystal polymer by carbon fibers

Tai-Shung Chung*, Z. Gurion, J. B. Stamatoff

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Abstract

Experimental results are presented that show that the structure of carbon fibers induces molecular orientation of liquid crystal polymers. X‐ray diffraction data are used to demonstrate final collinearity of the polymer molecular axis and carbon fiber axis independent of fabrication approaches or prefabrication orientation of the polymer relative to the carbon fiber direction. The final degree of polymer molecular orientation approximately equals the degree of carbon basal plane orientation within the carbon fiber.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Composites
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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