cholesteric material

cholesteric material

[kə′les·tə·rik mə′tir·ē·əl]
(physical chemistry)
A liquid crystal material in which the elongated molecules are parallel to each other within the plane of a layer, but the direction of orientation is twisted slightly from layer to layer to form a helix through the layers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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