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Classification and Nomenclature of Liquid Crystal Phases 3. Thermotropic Calamitic Phases 3.
Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymorphism 3. The Nematic Phase 3. Physical Properties of Nematic Liquid Crystals 3. Refractive Indices 3. Dielectric Constants 3.
Diamagnetic Constants 3. Elastic Constants 3.
Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments - CRC Press Book. Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments is a result of personal research and of the graduate lectures.
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