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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of, relating to, or being the phase of a liquid crystal characterized by arrangement of molecules in layers with the long molecular axes.

Usage examples (7)
  • Other phases are termed "smectic" (i.e. soap-like), where the molecules can also flow, but only in two dimensions, in parallel layers.
  • Pierre-Gilles de Gennes developed the theory for the behavior of liquid crystals and their transitions between different ordered phases (nematic, smectic, etc).
  • "Before this, no discotic smectic phase was known to exist," Cheng said.
  • Stress-strain results are reported for two series of smectic C main chain liquid crystalline elastomers for more
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