mesomorphic transition
A transition that occurs between a fully-ordered crystalline solid and an @[email protected] liquid. Mesomorphic transitions can occur (i) from a crystal to a @[email protected] (ii) from a @[email protected] to another @[email protected] and (iii) from a @[email protected] to an @[email protected] liquid.
liquid-crystal transitions
PAC, 1994, 66, 577. (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 586 [Terms] [Paper]