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dc.contributor.authorOhzono, T
dc.contributor.authorKatoh, K
dc.contributor.authorTerentjev, EM
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-07T23:30:57Z
dc.date.available2021-04-07T23:30:57Z
dc.date.issued2021
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 (ACS)
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleMicroscopy of Diffuse Nematic-Isotropic Transition in Main-Chain Nematic Liquid-Crystal Elastomers
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage3688
prism.issueIdentifier8
prism.publicationDate2021
prism.publicationNameMacromolecules
prism.startingPage3678
prism.volume54
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.66677
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-02
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00356
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-04-27
dc.contributor.orcidOhzono, T [0000-0003-2185-2504]
dc.contributor.orcidTerentjev, EM [0000-0003-3517-6578]
dc.identifier.eissn1520-5835
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (786659)
cam.issuedOnline2021-04-13
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