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The movement or growth of an organism toward or away from heat.

ther′mo·tro′pic (thûr′mə-trōp′pĭk) adj.
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The formation of a network structure, that leads to an elastic reinforcement and to the transformation from the liquid-like to the solid-like response at low frequencies, has been previously documented for CNTs composites [6-18, 31-39] as well as for nanocomposites containing carbon nanofibers [40-44], layered silicates composites [45^18], graphene [49, 50], carbon black [51], and for thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers [52, 53].
Induced amphotropic and thermotropic ionic liquid crystallinity in phosphonium halides: "lubrication" by hydroxyl groups.
Specific topics include from classical thermo-chemistry to monitoring living organisms, thermotropic properties of ceramides in aqueous or lipidic environments, allostery and cooperative interactions in proteins assessed by isothermal titration calorimetry, protein stability in crowded environments, and calorimetry to monitoring mixed bacterial populations and biofilms.
Bruma, Comparative Study of New Thermotropic Polyazomethines, Polym.
Yung and Luo developed a material containing a thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer, a dielectric material, laser-activatable additives, and a fibrous filler.
Blumstein, "Mematic and chlosteric thermotropic polyesters with azoxybenzene mesogenic units and flexible spacers in the main chain, " J.
actin localization and thermotropic phase transitions in ram spermatozoa.
Thermotropic, side-chain ordered polymeric coatings: gas permeability switching via a thermal stimulus--James Goetz and Sergei Nazarenko (2013 Waterborne Symposium)
Hong, "Multiple melting behavior of a thermotropic copolyester containing spirobicromane moiety," Polymer, vol.
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a technique for characterizing thermotropic behavior of substances of new pharmaceutical formulations.
Neubert, "The effects of transdermal permeation enhancers on thermotropic phase behaviour of a stratum corneum lipid model," Colloid Surface A, Vol.
For example molecules of thermotropic liquid crystals have a typical length of about 20 angstrom and their longitudinal and transverse sizes are in the ratio (4/8) : 1.