March 2020 liquid crystal picture

The image of a “Coexistence of three types of smectic texture of 8CB”, by Satoshi Aya, has been selected as the  March 2020 ILCS liquid crystal picture. 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.