29 August 2003
Vol 301, Issue 5637

About The Cover

Cover image expansion

COVER A liquid crystal domain (~0.3 mm) of the banana-shaped molecule MHOBOW forms undulating stripes of different birefringence each of which, when viewed between crossed polarizers, shows a color specific to the filament structure from which it was grown, on a background of isotropic liquid (black). See page 1204. [Image: M. Nakata]