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- n. Any of the phases of a liquid crystal
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This paper deals with the formation in fluidic materials of an intermediate state which is given the term a "lyotropic mesophase system".
At slightly higher DNA concentrations (200-300 mg / ml), a second mesophase forms that is a strongly birefringent, well-ordered cholesteric liquid crystalline phase with a concentration-dependent pitch varying from 2 to 10 micrometers.