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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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Effect of the antibiotic azithromycin on thermotropic behavior of DOPC or DPPC bilayers.
Blumstein, "Study of some thermotropic nematic polyesters with mesogenic elements and flexible spacers in the main chain," Macromolecules, 1983, Vol.
Kumar, "Thermotropic liquid-crystalline polyesters containing biphenyl mesogens in the main chain: the effect of connectivity" Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry, vol.
This paper adopted IAD method to determine the optical properties of the thermotropic material, and its results were used as the inputs of Monte Carlo simulation.
Viscoelastic properties of ternary in situ elastomer composites based on fluorocarbon, acrylic elastomers and thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer blends.
Thermotropic behaviour of major phospholipids from marine invertebrates: changes with warm acclimation and seasonal acclimatization.
The effect of liposomes on thermotropic membrane phase transitions of bovine spermatozoa and oocytes: implications for reducing chilling sensivity.
Abbott, "Biomolecular Interactions at Phospholipid-Decorated Surfaces of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals," Science.
* Highly crystalline, thermotropic (melt-orienting) thermoplastic.
A thermotropic liquid crystal has the ability to indicate small temperature differences by changing color when applied in a thin film to the skin.
The ZYVEX material is made using a thermotropic LCP that exhibits a crystalline melting point of 280[degrees]C.