The liquid crystal phases: physics and technology
Author: Sluckin, T. J.
Source: Contemporary Physics, Volume 41, Number 1, 1 January 2000 , pp. 37-56(20)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:Liquid crystals are interesting both for fundamental reasons and because of their application in display device technology. I give an overview of the liquid crystal phases. I then describe in more detail some of the basic physics of nematic liquid crystals, concentrating on those pieces of physics which underly display device technology. Finally I give a brief description of some of the most important liquid crystal applications.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2000