thermotropic liquid crystal

thermotropic liquid crystal

[¦thər·mō¦träp·ik ′lik·wəd ′krist·əl]
(physical chemistry)
A liquid crystal prepared by heating the substance.
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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.
[30] reported similar results for CdS nanoparticles in thermotropic liquid crystal monomers.
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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Williams, Technical and Commercial Issues Governing the Development of Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polyesters (TLCPs) in the 1990s, PST Group, Harvard, Mass.
They found that only one of these polyimides was a thermotropic liquid crystal, suggesting that imide unit might not be a good mesogen.
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].