The PUI is a kind of thermotropic liquid crystal
, and after it is cured at the high temperature, there are a lot of semirigid structures existing in PUI/ER composites, which can form interpenetrating polymer networks.
 reported similar results for CdS nanoparticles in thermotropic liquid crystal
Ten of the synthesized compounds were observed to exhibit a thermotropic liquid crystal
phase between 51[degrees]C and 123[degrees]C.
A thermotropic liquid crystal
has the ability to indicate small temperature differences by changing color when applied in a thin film to the skin.
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They found that only one of these polyimides was a thermotropic liquid crystal
, suggesting that imide unit might not be a good mesogen.
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The unique properties of thermotropic liquid crystals
, in particular their electrooptical properties [3-7], have led to various applications (LCD, molecular sensors and detectors, optical switches, spatial light modulator, etc.) [8-10].