Physical Properties of Plastic Crystals

  • R. M. Pick
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 11)


Plastic crystals are the counter part of liquid crystals, i.e. they are molecular crystals in which, in a certain temperature range, the molecular centers of mass form a regular crystal, while some disorder exists in the molecular orientations.


Liquid Crystal Inelastic Scattering Molecular Orientation Plastic Crystal Molecular Crystal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Pick
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  1. 1.Département de Recherches PhysiquesLaboratoire associá au C.N.R.S. n°71 Université P. et M. CurieParisFrance

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