A different phase-separation process is capable of producing a composite system consisting of a very thin layer of liquid crystal in contact with a similarly thin layer of polymer. The morphology of the polymer depends on the composition of the prepolymer-liquid crystal mixture and the rate of polymerization. A simple one-dimensional theory is able to describe the essential features of this process.
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Qian, Tiezheng; Kim, Jae-Hoon; Kumar, Satyendra; Taylor, P. L. (2000). Phase-Separated Composite Films: Experiment and Theory. Physical Review E 61(4) 4007-4010. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.61.4007. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/phypubs/53