liquid crystal

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a liquid exhibiting properties of a crystal that are not shown by ordinary liquids

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Lagerwall, "Rotational viscosities in ferro-electric smectic liquid crystals," Ferroelectrics, vol.
Smalyukh, "Colloidal gold nanosphere dispersions in smectic liquid crystals and thin nanoparticle-decorated smectic films," Journal of Applied Physics, vol.
Kricheldorf and his co-workers found that most liquid crystalline polyimides synthesized from trimellitic anhydride were smectic liquid crystals. Pardey and his co-workers (18-20) synthesized a series of monotropic liquid crystalline poly(ester imide)s from N-(4-(chloroformyl) phenyl)-4-(chloroformyl) phthalimide and different diols with methylene units of 4 to 12 (n) and investigated their ordered structure, phase transition behavior and crystallization behavior.