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dc.contributor.authorOhzono, Ten
dc.contributor.authorKatoh, Ken
dc.contributor.authorTerentjev, Eugeneen
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T23:30:57Z
dc.date.available2021-04-07T23:30:57Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-27en
dc.identifier.issn0024-9297
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/319555
dc.description.abstractNematic-isotropic phase transition in liquid crystal elastomers (LCE), which drastically alters the macroscopic properties of the material, is attractive for both fundamental physics and applications. Here, we introduce new experimental methods based on polarized and fluorescence optical microscopy to characterize the phase transition of polydomain LCE, monitoring the order parameter and the nematic domain structure. It is demonstrated that polydomain main-chain nematic LCE exhibit an ordering transition very different from the classical first-order one, having a diffuse continuous nature. Unexpectedly, characteristic correlation length of the fading polydomain structure remains unchanged across the transition.
dc.description.sponsorshipERC H2020
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleMicroscopy of Diffuse Nematic-Isotropic Transition in Main-Chain Nematic Liquid-Crystal Elastomersen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage3688
prism.issueIdentifier8en
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameMacromoleculesen
prism.startingPage3678
prism.volume54en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.66677
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-02en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00356en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-04-27en
dc.contributor.orcidOhzono, T [0000-0003-2185-2504]
dc.contributor.orcidTerentjev, Eugene [0000-0003-3517-6578]
dc.identifier.eissn1520-5835
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (786659)
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