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25 February 1993 Cooperative processes in polar-ordered polymers
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Cooperative processes in polar ordered polymers lead to departures from gas law behavior during thermo-poling. Two non-liquid crystalline dipolar polymer systems are presented to exemplify these ideas. In the first system, 'rigid V'-shaped polymer segments containing dipolar groups may be required to re-orient concertedly in a chain to achieve lower dipolar symmetry. In the second system, a cooperative reorientation process between guest molecules and an amorphous electret polymer host is facilitated through hydrogen bonding interactions. This latter system displays orientational stability comparable to some covalent bonded side- chain polymers.
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Graham Hugh Cross, Y. Karakus, David Gray, David Bloor, William E. Douglas, R. J. P. Corriu, and Z.-X. Yang "Cooperative processes in polar-ordered polymers", Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.139191
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