Hans Zocher and mineral liquid crystals
Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Polymers, A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilova Str., 28, 119334, Moscow, Russia
2 Department “Physics”, Moscow Polytechnic University, Bolshaya Semyonovskaya Str., 38, 107023, Moscow, Russia
Accepted: 22 December 2021
Published online: 13 January 2022
We carry out a detailed analysis of the contribution of the outstanding liquid crystal scientist Hans Zocher to the study of mineral mesophases. The work is placed in the context of progress achieved by the liquid crystal scientists, who conducted research both before and after Zocher. The article also includes a brief scientific biography of Zocher.
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