Featured Liquid Crystal Picture Art of the Month
This is the characteristic blocky texture of the twist-bend phase of bent flexible dimer material CB7CB. This image (width 1.8 mm) was obtained on cooling from the higher temperature uniaxial nematic phase. The sample is in a weakly rubbed glass cell under crossed polarizers.
The photo of this month was again chosen from the twist-bent nematic (Ntb) phase. This one shows a typical blocky texture of Ntb, but with a very beautiful color gradation.
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