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This rigorous graduate-level advent stresses sleek functions to nonstructural difficulties similar to temperature vibration results, order-disorder phenomena, crystal imperfections, the constitution of amorphous fabrics, and the diffraction of x-rays in ideal crystals. appropriate difficulties at bankruptcy ends.
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This problem was the subject of a hot theoretical discussion [47,48]. One explanation is based on consideration of the molecular structure of the cholesteryl esters . The steroid skeleton of the molecule is righttwisted, but a hydrocarbon chain is left-twisted and partially compensates for the helical power of the skeleton. In mixtures with nematics, the nematic molecules are aligned in parallel with the cholesteric molecules and reinforce the action of the hydrocarbon chains, resulting in a decrease and change of sign of the twist.