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Keywords:

  • composites;
  • injection molding;
  • lamellar crystal;
  • liquid-crystalline polymers;
  • thermal conductivity
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Frontispiece: Thermal conductivity (TC) of injectionmolded smectic liquid crystalline polymers and the composites is investigated. Shear flow during injection molding induces parallel orientation of chain-folding lamellae, in which polymer chains are aligned in the normal direction with respect to the molding surface, leading to a high TC in this direction. For more information, see the article by S. Yoshihara,* T. Ezaki, M. Nakamura, J. Watanabe, and K. Matsumoto* on page 2213.