The authors present terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (TDS) measurements on injection molded liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs). Pure LCP yields a strong birefringence of Δn=0.2. They find that the direction of the optical axis varies within the injection molded sample. By terahertz (polarization) imaging domains of certain directions of the optical axis could be observed. These strongly depend on the mold geometry. Since the alignment of particles and rodlike polymer molecules tend to follow the melt flow during injection molding, terahertz TDS can be used to analyze injection molded LCP parts and control the process performance.

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