Macromol. Chem. Phys. 21/2012 (page 2212)
Shusuke Yoshihara, Toshiaki Ezaki, Mitsuru Nakamura, Junji Watanabe and Kazuaki Matsumoto
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201290068
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.