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thermotropic

Materials that undergo various property transformations in response to heat and temperature changes, including conductivity, transmissivity, volumetric expansion, and solubility. Visibility in thermotropic windows is directly controlled by climatic temperature changes. However, there are no visual changes to the window at low temperatures. Therefore, during the winter these windows allow solar light and heat to penetrate undiminished into the building. See also: Smart materials
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0, molecular dynamics software for Windows, is used to predict phase transitions important in physical and chemical processes; analyze lipid bilayers revealing the function of organic membranes; predict the thermotropic phase transition of antiferroelectric liquid crystalline molecules; and predict tensile strength, elastic modulus, compressibility and thermal expansion coefficient.
They belong to the two general classes referred to as thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals.
Can codes use thermotropic ink as a safeguard against shipping non-retorted cans.
Work is progressing on thermotropic polymers and other materials to serve the automotive, aeronautics, and electronics industries.
The 13 contributions present molecular field analyses of biaxial phase diagrams, order parameters, the Landau theory of nematic phases, continuum theory, lyotropic biaxial nematics, colloidal systems, and molecular design strategies for low molar mass thermotropic biaxial nematics.
Aromatic poly(azomethine)ester are interesting class of thermotropic conjugated polymers distinguished by many attractive properties such as thermal stability, nonlinear optical behavior, semi conducting, electro-luminance, liquid crystalline and fiber forming ability [11-13].
Writing for engineers, researchers, and graduate students, they consider such aspects as basic concepts in polymer melt rheology and their importance in processing, branched polyolefins, wood-plastics composites, reactive systems and thermoplastic vulcanizates, polymer composites containing thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers, and electro-rheological fluids.
3:30 Rheological Characterization of Injection Molding Grade Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymers
A metal cable according to the invention comprises a textile wrap, and is such that said wrap is formed of an aromatic thermotropic polyester or polyester amide.
They begin by describing liquid crystal materials, including thermotropic liquid crystalline materials, lyotropic liquid crystals, and amphotropic liquid crystals.