smectic-C

smectic-C

[′smek·dik ′sē]
(physical chemistry)
A subclass of smectic liquid crystals in which molecules are free to move within layers and are oriented with their axes tilted with respect to the normal to the layers.
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George et al., "CdSe nanoparticles dispersed in ferroelectric smectic liquid crystals: effects upon the smectic order and the smectic-A to chiral smectic-C phase transition," Physical Review E--Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol.