## bulk mesophase

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.B00754
A continuous anisotropic phase formed by coalescence of @[email protected] spheres. Bulk @[email protected] retains @[email protected] and is deformable in the temperature range up to about $$770\ \text{K}$$, and transforms into @[email protected] by further loss of hydrogen or [email protected]@ species. This bulk @[email protected] can sometimes be formed directly from the @[email protected] @[email protected] without observation of intermediate spheres.
Source:
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. (Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 478 [Terms] [Paper]