Zero-birefringence polymer by the anisotropic molecule dope method

Akihiro Tagaya, Shuichi Iwata, Eriko Kawanami, Hisashi Tsukahara, Yasuhiro Koike

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Abstract

We propose using the anisotropic molecule dope method for synthesizing a zero-birefringence polymer that showed no orientational birefringence at any orientation degree of polymer chains. In this method a rodlike molecule with polarizability anisotropy was chosen to compensate orientational birefringence. The zero-birefringence polymer was synthesized by doping of 3-wt.% trans-stilbene as an anisotropic molecule into poly(methyl methacrylate). The zero-birefringence at the 590-mn wavelength in the drawn film and the injection-molded plate made from the zero-birefringence polymer was confirmed by the rotating parallel nicols method. Furthermore, high transparency (37.2 dB/km) of the zero-birefringence polymer at the 633-nm wavelength was confirmed by the light-scattering measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3677-3683
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume40
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug 1

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Birefringence
birefringence
Molecules
polymers
Polymers
molecules
Wavelength
stilbene
Polymethyl methacrylates
polymethyl methacrylate
wavelengths
Light scattering
Transparency
Anisotropy
light scattering
Doping (additives)
injection
anisotropy

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Tagaya, A., Iwata, S., Kawanami, E., Tsukahara, H., & Koike, Y. (2001). Zero-birefringence polymer by the anisotropic molecule dope method. Applied Optics, 40(22), 3677-3683.

Zero-birefringence polymer by the anisotropic molecule dope method. / Tagaya, Akihiro; Iwata, Shuichi; Kawanami, Eriko; Tsukahara, Hisashi; Koike, Yasuhiro.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 40, No. 22, 01.08.2001, p. 3677-3683.

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Tagaya, A, Iwata, S, Kawanami, E, Tsukahara, H & Koike, Y 2001, 'Zero-birefringence polymer by the anisotropic molecule dope method', Applied Optics, vol. 40, no. 22, pp. 3677-3683.
Tagaya A, Iwata S, Kawanami E, Tsukahara H, Koike Y. Zero-birefringence polymer by the anisotropic molecule dope method. Applied Optics. 2001 Aug 1;40(22):3677-3683.
Tagaya, Akihiro ; Iwata, Shuichi ; Kawanami, Eriko ; Tsukahara, Hisashi ; Koike, Yasuhiro. / Zero-birefringence polymer by the anisotropic molecule dope method. In: Applied Optics. 2001 ; Vol. 40, No. 22. pp. 3677-3683.
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