liquid crystal

noun

Definition of liquid crystal

: an organic liquid whose physical properties resemble those of a crystal in the formation of loosely ordered molecular arrays similar to a regular crystalline lattice and the anisotropic refraction of light

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The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 Aiming to develop a mathematical framework to describe the 2015 experiment, the researchers modified equations used for liquid crystals with new terms accounting for the bacteria’s activity. Quanta Magazine, "Swarming Bacteria Create an ‘Impossible’ Superfluid," 26 July 2018 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 The flat, unbending parts were made of a passive polymer while the folds, or hinges, were made with liquid crystal elastomer, which can dramatically expand and contract when exposed to the right temperature. Los Angeles Times, "This 3D-printed robot assembles itself and then rolls away," 22 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 14 Aug. 2019 Cosmedix’s Lumi Crystal, $35, is a glossy lip hydrator infused with liquid crystal technology that delivers intense moisture. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "A Little Lip Service," 4 June 2019 Zhang isn’t ready to call his creation a liquid crystal, however, and hesitates to suggest an application. Quanta Magazine, "Swirling Bacteria Linked to the Physics of Phase Transitions," 16 June 2019

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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liquid crystal

noun

Medical Definition of liquid crystal

: an organic liquid whose physical properties resemble those of a crystal in the formation of loosely ordered molecular arrays similar to a regular crystalline lattice and the anisotropic refraction of light

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