Featured Liquid Crystal Picture Art of the Month
Coexistence of three types of smectic texture of 8CB
The image shows the coexistence of three types of smectic A texture of 8CB during the nematic-smectic A phase transition. From the left to the right part of the photograph, focal conic texture stacked in a zig-zag manner, spherical focal conic texture and elongated cone texture can be observed, respectively. No surface treatment was made to the glass plates of the cell. Picture width is 680 microns.
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The picture of three coexisting textures of 8CB in the SmA phase is very aesthetic and as well as instructive. It show beautifully the diversity of different textures of the SmA phase. The composition is striking with different fields of colour with high visual contrasts and as a picture it looks very dynamic.
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