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No reentrant nematic below smectic A₁

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Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Letters
0140-6566
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Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
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We are not able to verify a previous report of a reentrant nematic phase below a smectic Aı phase (layer spacing d ≈the molecular length, ℓ) in 80BCB-80CB mixtures. X-ray layer spacing measurements identify the smectic phase in question as AD for which d >ℓ. This is the usual sequence seen in all strongly polar systems.

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