Tables for
Volume B
Reciprocal space
Edited by U. Shmueli

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. B, ch. 4.4, p. 449   | 1 | 2 |


P. S. Pershana*

aDivision of Engineering and Applied Science and The Physics Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Illustration of the progression of order throughout the sequence of mesomorphic phases that are based on `rod-like' molecules. The shaded section indicates phases in which the molecules are tilted with respect to the smectic layers.