smectic-A

smectic-A

[′smek·dik ′ā]
(physical chemistry)
A subclass of smectic liquid crystals in which molecules are free to move within layers and are oriented perpendicular to the layers.
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Coupling between meniscus and smectic-A films: circular and catenoid profiles, induced stress, and dislocation dynamics.
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