A Piezoelectric Thermoplastic Elastomer Containing a Bent-core Liquid
Event:184th Technical Meeting Location: Cleveland, OH Date: October 08, 2013 Author: Andrea C. Charif, Judit E. Puskas, Antal Jakli And Nicholas Diorio Paper Number: P-11
Student Poster: Liquid crystal Polymer composites combine the mechanical properties and easy processability of polymeric materials and the optical and electrical properties of liquid crystals (L.Cs). They are promising materials for applications such as electron optics, flexible electronics and actuator technologies. The present work describes the development of a model composite using two materials: an isobutylene-based linear triblock copolymer (SIBSTAR) having a unique combination of properties including biocompatibility and biostability, and a bent-core liquid crystal.