Definition of Nematic

1. Adjective. (physics chemistry) Describing the structure of some liquid crystals whose molecules align in loose parallel lines. ¹



2. Noun. Such a material ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nematic

1. pertaining to a phase of a liquid crystal [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nematic

nelumbos
nem
nem. con.
nem con
nema
nema-
nemaline
nemalite
nemas
nematelmia
nematelminthes
nemathecia
nemathecium
nemathelminth
nematic (current term)
nematically
nematicidal
nematicide
nematicides
nematicity
nematicon
nematicons
nematics
nematization
nemato-
nematoblasts
nematocalyces
nematocalyx

Literary usage of Nematic

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1. JTEC Panel Report on Display Technologies in Japan (1993)
"VERTICALLY ALIGNED nematic LCDS The vertically aligned nematic (VAN), ... FERROELECTRIC LCDS The LCDs described so far are all based on nematic liquid ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"It is well known that nematic liquid crystals become macroscopic-ally oriented in a magnetic field, and this orientation is transferred to dissolved ..."

3. 40 Years of Entropy and the Glass Transition: Symposium Papers edited by Gregory B. McKenna, Sharon C. Glotzer (1997)
"Thus, the isotropie to nematic transition in liquid crystals occurs because ... The nematic liquid crystal phase occurs for the same reason as glasses and ..."

4. Joint Meeting on Multicomponent Polymers and Polyelectrolytes edited by Eric J. Amis (1998)
"Here we present recent work on numerical simulations of a reaction/diffusion-type model of unstable nematic liquid crystal/polymer blends in which the ..."

5. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"In this state there could be unidimensional molecular orientation (the "nematic" or fibrous state) in which the elongate macromolecules have freedom of ..."

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