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We investigated the effects of the nematic and smectic A (SmA) phase structures of liquid crystalline matrices on the viscoelastic properties of microparticle/liquid-crystal composite gels. The(More)
Photoinduced changes in the upper critical solution temperature (UCST) were investigated for polymer solutions in an azobenzene-doped liquid crystal solvent. The UCST of poly(methyl methacrylate)(More)
Colloidal composites consisting of polymer-brush-afforded silica particles (P-SiPs) and a nematic liquid crystal (LC) exhibited three gel states with distinct viscoelastic and/or optical properties(More)
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