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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 448-462; doi:10.3390/polym4010448
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In Situ and Ex Situ Syntheses of Magnetic Liquid Crystalline Materials: A Comparison

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Received: 19 December 2011 / Revised: 30 January 2012 / Accepted: 31 January 2012 / Published: 10 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liquid Crystalline Polymers)
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Abstract

Magnetic hybrid liquid crystalline composites have been obtained either by thermal decomposition of a cobalt precursor in a solution containing a liquid crystal polymer or by dispersing preformed cobalt nanorods in a liquid crystal polymer matrix. The final materials are all mesomorphous and ferromagnetic. Their magnetic characteristics are compared as a function of the synthesis method.
Keywords: polymer magnets; metallic nanoparticles; liquid crystal polymer; magnetic hybrid; artificial muscle polymer magnets; metallic nanoparticles; liquid crystal polymer; magnetic hybrid; artificial muscle
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Riou, O.; Zadoina, L.; Lonetti, B.; Soulantica, K.; Mingotaud, A.-F.; Respaud, M.; Chaudret, B.; Mauzac, M. In Situ and Ex Situ Syntheses of Magnetic Liquid Crystalline Materials: A Comparison. Polymers 2012, 4, 448-462.

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