Hexatic

Some articles on hexatic:

Colloidal Crystal - Thin Films
... Digital video microscopy has revealed the existence of an equilibrium hexatic phase as well as a strongly first-order liquid-to-hexatic and hexatic-to-solid phase ...
Hexatic Phase
... The hexatic phase is a phase that is between the solid and the isotropic liquid phases in two dimensional systems of particles ... More generally, a hexatic is any phase that contains sixfold orientational order, in analogy with the nematic phase (with twofold orientational order) ... The existence of the hexatic phase was proposed by John Michael Kosterlitz and David J ...