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1996 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 8-12, 1996 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs
: Thomas F. Kuech, Clifford L. Renschler, Chuang Chuang Tsai



Symposium I: Liquid Crystals for Advanced Technologies

Chairs

Shaw H. Chen,University of Rochester
Timothy J. Bunning, Wright Patterson AFB
Will Hawthorne, Elsevier Trends Journals
Naoyuki Koide, Science University of Tokyo
Tisato Kajiyama, Kyushu University

Symposium Support

USAF Materials Directorate
European Office of Aerospace Research and Development
Elsevier Science Publishing Co.
Chisso Corporation


*Invited Paper

SESSION I1: LIQUID CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS:
SYNTHESIS/CHARACTERIZATION
Chairs: T.J. Bunning and G.W. Gray
Monday Afternoon, April 8
Potrero Hill Ballroom

1:30 P.M. *I1.1
LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIALS - PAST SUCCESSES AND FUTURE NEEDS, George W. Gray, Industrial Chemicals, Poole, United Kingdom.

2:00 P.M. *I1.2
ADVANCES IN LIQUID CRYSTALS FOR AM-LCD, Furukawa Kenji, Chisso Corporation, Yokohama Research Center, Yokohama, Japan; Nakagawa Etsuo, Chisso Petercochemical Corporation, Specialty Chemicals Research Center, Ichihara, Japan; and Goto Yasuyuki, Chisso Corporation, Minamata Factory, Minamata, Japan.

2:30 P.M. I1.3
PHOTOREACTIVE CHOLESTERIC POLYESTERS, Hans R. Kricheldorf, Christian Teasler and Lars Wahlen, University of Hamburg, Department of Chemistry, Hamburg, Germany.

2:45 P.M. I1.4
SIDE CHAIN LIQUID CRYSTALLINE BLOCK COPOLYMERS WITH CHIRAL SMECTIC C. MESOGENS, Wen-Yue Zheng and Paula T. Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge, MA.

3:00 P.M. BREAK

3:30 P.M. *I1.5
SYNTHESIS OF FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS BY RING OPENING POLYMERIZATION, Chain-Shu Hsu, Chiao Tung University, Department of Applied Chemistry, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

4:00 P.M. I1.6
NEW LIQUID CRYSTALS NANOTUBULES, Harry W. Gibson and Darin L. Dotson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Chemistry, Blacksburg, VA.

4:15 P.M. I1.7
NEW FAMILY OF SIDE CHAIN LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS BASED ON POLY(DIENES), A.W. Hall, D. Lacey, I.P. Buxton, University of Hull, Chemistry Department, Hull, United Kingdom; K.M. Blackwood, M. Jones and I.C. Sage, DRA, Malvern, United Kingdom.

4:30 P.M. I1.8
ELECTROACTIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME NEW LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS, G.H. Mehl, University of Hull, School of Chemistry, Hull, United Kingdom; F. Valvo, University of Wales, SEECS, Bangor, United Kingdom; D. Lacey, J.W. Goodby, University of Hull, School of Chemistry, Hull, United Kingdom; and Dilip Das-Gupta, University of Wales, SEECS, Bangor, United Kingdom.

4:45 P.M. I1.9
PHOTOOPTICAL PHENOMENA IN SIDE-CHAIN LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS INDUCED BY LIGHT, V. Shibaev, S. Kostromin, Moscow State University, Chemistry Department, Moscow, Russia; and S. Ivanov, Moscow State University, Physics Department, Moscow, Russia.

SESSION I2: POLYMER/LC COMPOSITE SYSTEMS
Chairs: R.L. Sutherland and T. Kajiyama
Tuesday Morning, April 9
Potrero Hill Ballroom

8:30 A.M. *I2.1
REVERSIBLE AND BISTABLE ELECTRO-OPTICAL SWITCHING WITH SHORT RESPONSE TIME OF (LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMER / LIQUID CRYSTAL) COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, Tisato Kajiama, Hirokazu Yamane and Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Kyushu University, Department of Chemical Science & Technology, Fukuoka, Japan.

9:00 A.M. *I2.2
ELECTRO-OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTALS, Paul S. Drzaic, Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park, CA.

9:30 A.M. I2.3
THE STRUCTURE OF POLYMER NETWORKS ASSEMBLED IN A LIQUID CRYSTAL ENVIRONMENT, Gregory P. Crawford, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Electronics and Imaging Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA.

9:45 A.M. I2.4
POLYMERIZATION-INDUCED PHASE SEPARATION IN LC-DIACRYLATE MIXTURES FOR PDLC's, Hans J.G. Kloosterboer, Henk M.J. Boots, Christophe Serbutoviez and Fred J. Touwslager, Philips Research Laboratory, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

10:00 A.M. BREAK

10:30 A.M. *I2.5
SWITCHABLE BRAGG GRATINGS FORMED in-situ WITHIN A POLYMER-LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITE MEDIUM, Richard L. Sutherland, Lalgudi V. Natarajan, Timothy J. Bunning and Vince P. Tondiglia, SAIC, Dayton, OH; and W. Wade Adams, Wright Laboratory, Materials Directorate, Dayton, OH.

11:00 A.M. I2.6
MORPHOLOGY OF VOLUME GRATINGS FORMED FROM POLYMER/LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITES, T.J. Bunning, L.V. Natarajan, R.L. Sutherland, V.P. Tondiglia and W.W. Adams, WL/MLPJ. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

11:15 A.M. I2.7
POLYMER-DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTAL FILMS: INTERFERENCE PATTERN RECORDING AND ITS APPLICATION, Andy Ying-Guey Fuh, Chi-Yen Huang, Ming-Shann Tsai, Jian-Ming Chen, National Cheng-Kung University, Department of Physics, Tainan, Taiwan; and Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State University, Department of Chemical Physics and Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, OH.

11:30 A.M. I2.8
POLYMERIZATION EFFECTS ON THE ELECTRO-OPTIC PROPERTIES OF A POLYMER STABILIZED FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL, C. Allan Guymon, Lisa A. Dougan, Erik N. Hoggan and Christopher N. Bowman, University of Colorado, Department of Chemical Engineering, Boulder, CO.

11:45 A.M. I2.9
STUDIES OF POLYMER BALL TYPE POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTAL FILMS, Shoou-Jinn Chang, Chin-Maw Lin, National Cheng Kung University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tainan, Taiwan; and Andy Y.G. Fuh, National Cheng Kung University, Department of Physics, Tainan, Taiwan.

SESSION I3: LIQUID CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS:
SYNTHESIS/CHARACTERIZATION
Chairs: W. Hawthorne and S-T Wu
Tuesday Afternoon, April 9
Potrero Hill Ballroom

1:30 P.M. *I3.1
CYCLIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE SILOXANES - CHEMISTRY AND APPLICATIONS, Franz-Heinrich Kreuzer, Robert Maurer and Jürgen Stohrer, Consortium für élektronchemische Industrie, Zielstattstr, Germany.

2:00 P.M. *I3.2
CORRELATION OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES ON DIPHENYL-DIACETYLENE LIQUID CRYSTALS, Shin-Tson Wu, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, CA.

2:30 P.M. I3.3
HELICAL, SENSE AND TWISTING POWER IN LOW MOLAR MASS GLASS-FORMING CHIRAL NEMATIC SYSTEMS, H. Shi and S.H. Chen, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester, NY.

2:45 P.M. I3.4
GLASS-FORMING LOW MOLAR MASS MATERIALS, J. Mastrangelo and S.H. Chen, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester, NY.

3:00 P.M. BREAK

3:30 P.M. *I3.5
FT-IR STUDY OF ALKANOYL FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS AND POLYMERS, Shigeki Ishibashi, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT Opto-electronics Laboratories, Ibaraki, Japan; and Kazue Takahashi, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT Interdisciplinary Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan.

4:00 P.M. I3.6
NEW TYPE OF LIQUID CRYSTALLINE EPOXY RESINS CURED BY MESOGENIC HARDENING COMPOUND, Shinichi Yano, Shunichi Osada, Shigeru Kawagishi, Gifu University, Department of Chemistry, Gifu, Japan; Kenji Tsunashima, Toray Industries Inc., Films and Film Research Laboratory, Siga, Japan; and Toshihide Inoue, Plastic Research Laboratory, Nagoya, Japan.

4:15 P.M. I3.7
THE EFFECT OF HYDROGEN BONDING ON THE MESOMORPHIC PROPERTIES FOR SIDE CHAIN TYPE LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYURETHANES, Naoyuki Koide and Takashi Mihara, Science University of Tokyo, Japan.

4:30 P.M. I3.8
THE TRUE LIQUID CRYSTAL APPROACH TO MESOPOROUS POLYMERS, George S. Attard, Christine G. Göltner, Mark Edgar and James W. Emsley, University of Southampton, Department of Chemistry, Southampton, United Kingdom.

4:45 P.M. I3.9
LIQUID CRYSTALS IN TERNARY POLYOXYETHYLENE TRISILOXANE SURFACTANT-SILICONE OIL-H2O SYSTEM, Xiangbing Li, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Minneapolis, MN; R.M. Hill, Dow Corning Corporation, Central Research and Development, Midland, MI; L.E. Scirven and H.T. Davis, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Minneapolis, MN.

SESSION I4: POLYMER/LC COMPOSITE SYSTEMS
Chairs: N. Koide and H. Takatsu
Wednesday Morning, April 10
Potrero Hill Ballroom

8:30 A.M. *I4.1
PHASE-SEPARATION BEHAVIOR AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL PROPERTIES FOR (POLYMER/LIQUID CRYSTAL) COMPOSITE FILMS, Hirotsugu Kikuchi and Tisato Kajiyama, Kyuchu University, Department Chemical Science Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Fukuoka, Japan.

9:00 A.M. I4.2
THE DEPENDENCE OF THE ELECTRO-OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTALS ON THE UV POLY-MERIZATION PROCESS, J.D. LeGrange, S.A. Carter, A. Freeny, W. Cleveland, J. Boo and T. Miller, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ.

9:15 A.M. I4.3
MORPHOLOGY OF POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTALS, S.A. Carter, J.D. LeGrange, W. White, P. Wilzius and J. Boo, University of California, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Physics Department, Santa Cruz, CA.

9:30 A.M. I4.4
MORPHOLOGY OF POLYMER NETWORKS FORMED IN LIQUID CRYSTALLINE PHASES, C.V. Rajaram, S.D. Hudson, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Macromolecular Science, Cleveland, OH; and L.C. Chien, Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, OH.

9:45 A.M. I4.5
MORPHOLOGY AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF IN SITU PC/LCP COMPOSITES WITH COMPATIBILIZERS, Y. Leng and W.G. Zheng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Centre for Advanced Engineering Materials, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

10:00 A.M. BREAK

10:30 A.M. *I4.6
UV CURABLE LIQUID CRYSTALS AND THEIR APPLICATION, Haruyoshi Takatsu and Hiroshi Hasebe, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Inc., Saitama, Japan.

11:00 A.M. I4.7
MODEL SYSTEMS FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL BASED DISPERSED HETEROGENEOUS MATERIALS, F.M. Aliev, V.V. Nadtotchi and G.P. Sinha, University of Puerto Rico, Department of Physics and Materials Research Center, San Juan, PR.

11:15 A.M. I4.8
NOVEL MEMORY EFFECT FOUND IN NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTAL/CLAY MINERAL COMPOSITES, Masaya Kawasumi, Naoki Hasegawa, Arimitsu Usuki, Akane Okada, Toshio Kurauchi, Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories, Inc., Nagakute, Japan.

11:30 A.M. I4.9
SUPERMOLECULAR ALIGNMENT IN LIQUID CRYSTAL/POLYMER GEL NETWORKS: PREPARATION AND THEIR PHYSICAL STUDY USING DIELECTRIC SPECTROSCOPY AND OPTICAL MICROSCOPY, G. Williams, M. Marugan, S. Shinton and R. Davies, University of Wales, Chemistry Department, Swansea, United Kingdom.

11:45 A.M. I4.10
PECULIARITIES OF STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF LIQUID-CRYSTAL COMPOSITES BASED ON POLYMER COMPLEXES, Tatyana Lazareva, E. Vashik, I. Il'yushenko, Institute General and In. Chemical, Minsk, Belarus.

SESSION I5: DISPLAY AND OPTICAL APPLICATIONS
Chairs: T. Ikeda and T. Tsutsui
Wednesday Afternoon, April 10
Potrero Hill Ballroom

1:30 P.M. *I5.1
LIQUID CRYSTAL PHOTONICS: OPTICAL SWITCHING AND IMAGE STORAGE BY MEANS OF AZOBENZENE LIQUID-CRYSTAL FILMS, Tomiki Ikeda, Osamu Tsutsumi and Atsushi Shishido, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory of Resources Utilization, Yokohama, Japan.

2:00 P.M. *I5.2
BISTABLE CHOLESTERIC REFLECTIVE DISPLAYS, D.K. Yang, Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute Department, Kent, OH.

2:30 P.M. *I5.3
SYNTHESIS AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF [[pi]]-CONJUGATED POLYMERS CONTAINING MESOGENIC GROUP, Naoyuki Koide, Yasutoshi Watanabe, Science University of Tokyo, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo, Japan.

3:00 P.M. BREAK

3:30 P.M. *I5.4
PHOTOFEFRACTIVITY AN HOLOGRAPHIC STORAGE EFFECTS IN NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALS, I.C. Khoo, Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering Department, University Park, PA.

4:00 P.M. *I5.5
USE OF GLASS-FORMING LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIALS FOR ELECTROLUMINESCENT DIODES, T. Tsutsui, C.P. Lin, S. Saito, Graduate School of Engineering Sciencs, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; S.H. Chen, H. Shi and J.C. Mastrangelo, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering and Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging, Rochester, NY.

4:30 P.M. I5.6
CIRCULARLY POLARIZED EMISSION FROM CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE THIN FILMS, B.M. Conger and S.H. Chen, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester, NY.

4:45 P.M. I5.7
LOW MOLAR MASS GLASSY CHIRAL NEMATIC OLIGOMER WITH LARGE POLARIZATION BANDWIDTH, Sushil Krishnamurthy, Kaiser Electronics, Opto-Mechanical, San Jose, CA; Mike Kalmanash and Vijay Sethna, Kaiser Electronics, Business Development, San Jose, CA.

SESSION I6: POSTER SESSION
Chairs: C. Noel and H.R. Kricheldorf
Wednesday Evening, April 10
8:00 P.M.
Presidio Ballroom

I6.1 SYNTHESIS OF THIN FILMS BY POLYMERIZATION OF LIQUID CRYSTALLINE MONOMERS, Seiji Kurihara, Keisuke Iwamoto and Takamasa Nonaka, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.

I6.2 MANIPULATING THE MESO-STRUCTURE IN NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE PHASES VIA SELF-ASSEMBLED SURFACES FORMED FROM ALKANETHIOLS: COMPETING EFFECTS OF MOLECULAR-LEVEL STRUCTURE AND TOPOLOGY OF GOLD, V.K. Gupta, W.J. Miller, C.L. Pike and N.L. Abbott, University of California, Davis, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Davis, CA.

I6.3 SYNTHESIS AND STUDY OF 4' - ACYL-BIPHENYLOL ESTERS, Wanfang Lu, Zhiyong Zhang, Yaozeng Shi, Nanjing University, Department of Chemistry, Nanjing, China; and Youdou Zheng, Nanjing University, Department of Physics, Nanjing, China.

I6.4 SYNTHESIS AND MESOMORPHIC PROPERTIES OF CHIRAL BIPHENYLOL BENZOATES, Wanfang Lu, Zhiyong Zhang, Yaozeng Shi, Nanjing University, Department of Chemistry, Nanjing, China; and Youdou Zheng, Nanjing University, Department of Physics, Nanjing, China.

I6.5 ELECTROLUMINESCENT DIODES USING CYCLOHEXANE-BASED GLASS FORMING LIQUID CRYSTALS AND THEIR ANALOGUES, C.P. Lin, T. Tsutsui, S. Saito, Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; S.H. Chen, J.C. Mastrangelo and H. Shi, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering and Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging, Rochester, NY.

I6.6 HIGH MEMORY EFFECTS IN POLYMER DISPERSED CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTALS, A. Magnaldo, J. Nourry and P. Sixou, LPMC-UNSA, Nice, France.

I6.7 POLYMER NETWORK LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPERSIONS, J. Nourry, A. Magnaldo and P. Sixou, LPMC-UNSA, Nice, France.

I6.8 DEUTERIUM NMR AND MORPHOLOGY STUDIES OF BRAGG GRATINGS RECORDED IN POLYMER DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTALS, L.V. Natarajan, T.J. Bunning, R.L. Sutherland, V.P. Tondiglia, Science Applications International Corporation, Dayton, OH; W.W. Adams, Wright Laboratory, Materials Directorate, Wright Paterson Air Force Base, OH; G.S. Iannacchione, and D. Finotello, Kent State University, Department of Physics and Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent, OH.

I6.9 LOCAL MOLECULAR ASSOCIATION OF BIPHENYL-ESTER CONTAINING LIQUID CRYSTALLINE HYBRIDS: SIMULATION AND X-RAY CHARACTERIZATION, T.J. Bunning, SAIC, WL/MLPJ, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; H. Korner, Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ithaca, NY; V.V. Tsukruk, Western Michigan University, Department of Engineering Technology, Kalamazoo, MI; C.K. Ober, Cornell University, Department of Materials SCience and Engineering, Ithaca, NY; and W. Wade Adams, WL/MLPJ, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

I6.10 POLYMER-DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTAL FORMATION DURING POLYMERIZATION, V. Shibaev, E.S. Garina, Moscow State University, Chemistry Department, Moscow, Russia; and P.V. Shibaev, Moscow State University, Physics Department, Moscow, Russia.

I6.11 UNUSUAL OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF BLENDS OF CHOLESTERIC COPOLYMERS, V. Shibaev, N. Boiko and V. Kitaev, Moscow State University, Chemistry Department, Moscow, Russia.

I6.12 SYNTHESIS THE NEW CHIRAL DISUBSTITUTED BINAPHTOL DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE AS THE CHIRAL DOPANTS, V. Shibaev, Moscow State University, Chemistry Department, Moscow, Russia; H. Deussen, CISMI, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; and P.V. Shibaev, Moscow State University, Physics Department, Moscow, Russia.

I6.13 LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE DENDRIMERS: SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTIES, V. Shibaev, S. Ponomarenko and N. Boiko, Moscow State University, Chemistry Department, Moscow, Russia.

I6.14 ORDERED LIQUID CRYSTALLINE EPOXY NETWORK POLYMERS, Lyudmila Lvovna Gur'eva, Victor P. Tarasov, Yuriy A. Olkhov and Boris A. Rozenberg, Institute of Chemical Physics in Chernogolovka, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia.

I6.15 QUANTUM FLUCTUATIONS OF THE LASER BEAMS AND POLARIZATION-SQUEEZED LIGHT UNDER RAMAN-NATH DIFFRACTION IN A NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTAL, A.P. Alodjants, S.M. Arkelian, Vladimir State Technical University, Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics, Vladimir, Russia.

I6.16 DEUTERIUM NMR SPECTROSCOPY: A POWERFUL TOOL TO INVESTIGATE FORMATION AND PROPERTIES OF MESOPOROUS SILICA, George S. Attard, Mark Edgar, Christine G. Göltner and James W. Emsley, University of Southampton, Department of Chemistry, Southampton, United Kingdom.

I6.17 NOVEL POLYMER ARCHITECTURES FOR FERROELECTRIC SIDE CHAIN LIQUID CRYSTALLINE (SCLC) MATERIALS, D. Lacey, A.W. Hall, University of Hull, Chemistry Department, Hull, United Kingdom; J.S. Hill, FMC Corporation (UK) Ltd., Trafford Park, United Kingdom; K.M. Blackwood, M. Jones and D.G. McDonnell, DRA, Malvern, United Kingdom.

I6.18 FERROELECTRIC TERPOLYMERS FOR PYROELECTRIC APPLICATIONS, J. Naciri, B.R. Ratna, R. Geer and R. Shashidhar, Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Washington, DC.

I6.19 THE STUDY OF POLYMER STABILIZED AMORPHOUS STNLCDS USING ONE-SIDE RUBBING, Hai Jing, Kai Ma, Renxiang Ma, Ruipeng Sun, Xiling Zhur, Zhengjun Ma and Ximin Huang, Changchun Institute of Physics, Changchun, China.

I6.20 NOVEL GLASS-FORMING LIQUID CRYSTALS CONTAINING 1-PHENYL-2-(6-CYANONAPHTH-2-YL)ETHYNE AS A HIGH OPTICAL BIREFRINGENCE MOIETY, H. Shi and S.H. Chen, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester, NY.

I6.21 EFFECTS OF STEREOCHEMISTRY, MESOGENIC CORE AND SPACER LENGTH ON MORPHOLOGICAL STABILITY OF CYCLOHEXANE-BASED GLASS-FORMING LIQUID CRYSTALS, H. Shi and S.H. Chen, University of Rochester Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester, NY.
I6.22 CROSS-SECTIONAL OBSERVATIONS OF MOLECULAR ORIENTATION IN LCDs USING A UV CURABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL, Shin Masuda, Toshiaki Nose and Susumu Sato, Akita University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Akita, Japan.

I6.23 IMPROVING THE ELECTRO-OPTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF ECB-LCB USING POLYMER NETWORK, Quinbing Wang and Sun Ruipeng, Changchun Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, LC Laboratory, Changchun, China.

I6.24 ELECTRO-OPTICS AND SURFACE ANCHORING IN POLYMER-DISPERSED LIQUID CRYSTAL FILMS, K.R. Amundson, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ; and M. Srinivasarao, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

SESSION I7: MODELING AND RHEOLOGY
Chairs: J. Kornfield and B. Farmer
Thursday Morning, April 11
Potrero Hill Ballroom

8:30 A.M. *I7.1
STATISTICAL THEORY ON POLYMER LIQUID CRYSTALS, Hatsuo Kimura, Fukui University of Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Chemistry, Fukui, Japan.

9:00 A.M. I7.2
COMPUTER MODELING STUDIES OF ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN TETHERED MESOGENS, B.L. Farmer, G.M. Podojil, University of Virginia, Materials Science and Engineering, Charlottesville, VA; T.J. Bunning and W.W. Adams, WL/MLPJ, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

9:15 A.M. I7.3
A MICROSTRUCTURAL MODEL FOR LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS, John R. Hobdell and Alan H. Windle, Cambridge University, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

9:30 A.M. I7.4
MODELING OF LIQUID CRYSTALS USING A MOLECULAR MECHANICS FORCE FIELD AND NEMATIC POTENTIAL, Soumya S. Patnaik and Ruth Pachter, Wright Laboratory, Materials Directorate, Wright Patterson AFB, OH.

10:00 A.M. BREAK

10:15 A.M. *I7.5
ELECTRORHEOLOGY OF MAIN CHAIN LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS, Annette Shine, University of Delaware, Department of Chemical Engineering, Newark, DE.

10:45 A.M. I7.6
A STUDY INTO THE USE OF LIQUID CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS IN ELECTRO-RHEOLOGICAL FLUIDS, D. Lacey, C. Malins, University of Hull, Chemistry Department, Hull, United Kingdom; P.M. Taylor, A. Hosseini-Sianaki and C.J. Varley, University of Hull, Electronic Engineering, Hull, United Kingdom.

11:00 A.M. I7.7
DYNAMIC MECHANICAL RELAXATION BEHAVIOR OF LOW MOLAR MASS CYCLIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE COMPOUNDS NEAR THE GLASS TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, Michael E. DeRosa, W. Wade Adams, WL/MLPJ, Wright-Patterson, OH; Timothy J. Bunning, Science Applications International Corporation, Dayton, OH; Hongqin Shi, University of Rochester, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester, NY; and Shaw H. Chen, University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY.

11:15 A.M. I7.8
A NOVEL RHEOLOGICAL MICROSCOPE FOR FLOW STUDIES OF THERMOTROPIC MELTS, Patrick T. Mather, USAF Phillips Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate, Edwards AFB, CA; Rudi Hans-Rudi Stuber, University of California, Santa Barbara, Physics Machine Shop, Santa Barbara, CA.

11:30 A.M. I7.9
CONTROLLING ALIGNMENT IN SIDE-GROUP LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS, Julie A. Kornfield, California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pasadena, CA; Christine Boeffel, Max-Planck-Institut for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany; Susan F. Rubin, California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pasadena, CA.

11:45 A.M. I7.10
BLENDS OF POLYMER LIQUID CRYSTALS WITH THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS: EFFECTS OF PROCESSING ON FIBRIL FORMATION AND MACROMOLECULAR ORIENTATION, Thomasz Sterzynski and Witold Brostow, University of North Texas, Department of Materials Science, Denton, TX.

SESSION I8: CHIRAL SMECTICS AND THERMSETS/PROCESSING
Chairs: I.C. Khoo and H. Finkelmann
Thursday Afternoon, April 11
Potrero Hill Ballroom
1:30 P.M. I8.1
NOVEL SIDE CHAIN LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS FOR NONLINEAR OPTICAL (NLO) APPLICATIONS, Claudine Noel, CNRS, Paris, France; François Kajzar, CEA, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France; Daniele Reyx, CNRS, Le Mans, France.

1:45 P.M. I8.2
LINEAR ELECTRO-OPTICS IN CHIRAL SMECTIC LIQUID CRYSTALS, David M. Walba, Eric Strobel, Daniel J. Dyer, Xin-Hua Chen, University of Colorado, Department of Chemistry, Boulder, CO; Noel A. Clark, Renfan Shao, University of Colorado, Department of Physics, Boulder, CO; Michael D. Wand and Rohini T. Vohra, Displaytech Inc., Boulder, CO.

2:00 P.M. I8.3
ADVANCES IN FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN DEVICES, Michael D. Wand, William N. Thurmes, Kundalika More and Rohini T. Vohra, Displaytech Inc., Boulder, CO.

2:15 P.M. I8.4
STRUCTURAL AND PYROELECTRIC INVESTIGATIONS OF SPIN-CAST LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE POLYMER FILMS, R.E. Geer, J. Naciri and R. Shashidhar, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.

2:30 P.M. I8.5
SPATIALLY RESOLVED CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ELECTROCLINIC EFFECT IN SMECTIC A LIQUID CRYSTALS, James Ryan Lindle, Robert Geer, B.R. Ratna, R. Shashidhar, Steven R. Flom and Filbert J. Bartoli, Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Biomolecular Science, Washington DC.

2:45 P.M. I8.6
PIEZOELECTRICITY OF Sc* - LIQUID SINGLE CRYSTAL ELASTOMERS, H. Finkelmann and T. Eckert, Institut für Makromolekulare, Chemic, Freiburg, Germany.

3:00 P.M. BREAK

3:30 P.M. *I8.7
THE PROCESSING OF LC THERMOSETS IN ORIENTING EXTERNAL FIELDS, H. Körner, A. Shiota and C.K. Ober, Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ithaca, NY.

4:00 P.M. I8.8
HIGHLY UNIFORM ORIENTED LIQUID CRYSTALLINE THERMOSETS, Eugenio Amendola, Italian National, Institute of Composite Material, Naples, Italy; Cosimo Carfagna, University of Naples, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Naples, Italy; and Lachezar Komitov, Chalmers Institution, Department of Physics, Göteborg, Sweden.

4:15 P.M. I8.9
HIGH MODULUS LIQUID CRYSTALLINE THERMOSETTING RESINS THROUGH NOVEL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, Elliot P. Douglas, Mark E. Smith, Brian C. Benicewicz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Polymers and Coatings Group, Los Alamos, NM; Jim D. Earls and Ralph D. Priester Jr., The Dow Chemical Corporation, Department of Organic Product Research, Freeport, TX.

4:30 P.M. I8.10
WHOLLY THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES BASED ON MATRICES REINFORCED WITH THERMOTROPIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS, D.G. Baird, Virginia Technical Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering, Blacksburg, VA.

4:45 P.M. I8.11
MOLECULAR REINFORCEMENT BY LYOTROPIC POLYMER BLENDS, Hans R. Kricheldorf, Mathiar Berghahn and Nicolas Probst, University of Hamburg, Department of Chemistry, Hamburg, Germany.

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Academic Press
American Institute of Physics
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Huntington Mechanical Labs., Inc.
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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Materials Research Group, Inc.
MMR Technologies, Inc.
Philips Semiconductors/Materials Analysis Group
Thermionics Laboratory, Inc.

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