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University of Waterloo

1. Blaber, Steven. Equilibrium Phase Behaviour of Liquid Crystalline Polymer Brushes.

Degree: 2019, University of Waterloo

Using self-consistent field theory of worm-like chains with Maier-Saupe interactions we study the equilibrium phase behaviour of liquid crystalline (LC) polymer brushes. In a good solvent the brush extends out normal to the grafting plane in order to maximize the contact between polymer and solvent molecules which results in a continuous transition to an extended nematic state with increasing LC interaction strength. As LC interactions are further increased the brush collapses into a high density nematic state. In contrast to previous calculations, that assumed azimuthal symmetry and predict a collapse through folding into a high density nematic state we find that for semi-flexible polymers the folded state becomes unstable and the brush instead collapses through a continuous symmetry breaking transition into a tilted state.

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APA (6th Edition):

Blaber, S. (2019). Equilibrium Phase Behaviour of Liquid Crystalline Polymer Brushes. (Thesis). University of Waterloo. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10012/14990

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Blaber, Steven. “Equilibrium Phase Behaviour of Liquid Crystalline Polymer Brushes.” 2019. Thesis, University of Waterloo. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/14990.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Blaber, Steven. “Equilibrium Phase Behaviour of Liquid Crystalline Polymer Brushes.” 2019. Web. 21 Sep 2019.

Vancouver:

Blaber S. Equilibrium Phase Behaviour of Liquid Crystalline Polymer Brushes. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Waterloo; 2019. [cited 2019 Sep 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10012/14990.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Blaber S. Equilibrium Phase Behaviour of Liquid Crystalline Polymer Brushes. [Thesis]. University of Waterloo; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10012/14990

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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