Featured Liquid Crystal Picture Art of the Month
"The Chromatic Tempest"
This is polarized optical microscopy image of the compound cholesteryl perlagonate at a temperature of 73.6 degrees Celsius at the transformation of the SmA* phase to the TGBA* phase, which is coming in from the left-hand side. The phase transition is marked by rapid changes in colour with the same contrast and ferocity as the wind at the onset of a storm.
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This picture represents a nice example of color and texture change during transformation from the SmA* to the TGBA* phase.
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