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Shown here is the polarizing microscope texture of a thin, liquid crystalline film. Two centers with emerging dark brushes represent "boojum," point defects in the molecular orientation of the liquid crystal. The defects are formed at the surface of a thin film of a nematic fluid, the simplest form of a liquid crystal. The thin film (1- to 2-micrometers thick) is spread over the surface of an isotropic fluid (glycerine). The upper surface of the film is free (in contact with air). In the…

Heeeeyy Anabeeeeth.. maybe the Iris cabin could have windows like this!?! :D we're always designing stuff, you know. Need some architectual advice.

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