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Siloxane copolymers with laterally and terminally attached mesogenic side chains


  • The authors thank the Science and Engineering Research Council for financial support of the research of which this work was a part.


Liquid crystals based on polysiloxane copolymers (see figure) with well defined physical characteristics have been synthesized by varying the type and ratio of the laterally attached mesogenic side chains. Applications in integrated optics and optical storage are envisaged.

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