lyotropic liquid crystal


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lyotropic liquid crystal

[¦lī·ə¦träp·ik ¦lik·wəd ′krist·əl]
(physical chemistry)
A liquid crystal prepared by mixing two or more components, one of which is polar in character (for example, water).
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To create a breathable barrier, Gin and his colleagues turned to a lyotropic liquid crystal, which has two different ends: one water loving, the other water repelling.
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