Liquid Crystals: The Science and Art of a Fluid Form

Liquid Crystals: The Science and Art of a

While it is responsible for today’s abundance of flat screens—on televisions, computers, and mobile devices—most of us have only heard of it in the ubiquitous acronym, LCD, with little thought as to exactly what it is: liquid crystal. In this book, Esther Leslie enlightens us, offering an accessible and fascinating look at—not a substance, not a technology—but a wholly different phase of matter.             As she explains, liquid crystal is a curious material phase that organizes a substance’s molecules in a crystalline form yet allows them to move fluidly like water. Observed since the nineteenth century, this phase has been a deep curiosity to science and, in more recent times, the key to a new era of media technology. In between that time, as Leslie shows, it has figured in cultural forms from Romantic landscape painting to snow globes, from mountaineering to eco-disasters, and from touchscreen devices to DNA. Expertly written but accessible, Liquid Crystals recounts the unheralded but hugely significant emergence of this unique form of matter.  

  • ASIN: 178023645X

Liquid Crystals

Liquid

This new and greatly revised edition of Professor Chandrasekhar's classic book Liquid Crystals (1977) presents a systematic and self-contained treatment of the physics of the different types of thermotropic liquid crystals--the three classical types, nematic, cholosteric and smectic, composed of rod-shaped molecules, and the newly discovered discotic type composed of disc-shaped molecules. The coverage includes a description of the structures of these four main types and their polymorphic modifications, their thermodynamical, optical and mechanical properties and their behavior under external fields. The basic principles underlying the major applications of liquid crystals in display technology (for example, the twisted and super-twisted nematic devices, the surface stabilized ferroelectric device, etc.) and in thermography are also discussed.

  • Brand: Brand: Cambridge University Press
  • ASIN: 052142741X

Liquid Crystal Oracle: Return of the Atlantian Way for the Children of Light

Liquid Crystal Oracle: Return of the Atlantian Way

An ever-unfolding and enlightening adventure through the Crystalline world, these potent cards will open the doors for you to the Atlantian Earth and introduce the Master Crystal Devas, the Mineral Kingdom's creators, unlocking their ancient and sacred knowledge. This set is a powerful life-changing crystal healing system.

  • Brand: Ingramcontent
  • ASIN: 0738742899

Liquid Crystal Oracle

Liquid Crystal

Return of the Atlantian Way for the Children of Light Deluxe, large-format boxed set includes 77 cards and 292 page guidebook. Liquid Crystal Oracle is an ever-unfolding and enlightening adventure through the Crystalline world. These potent cards will open the doors for you to the Atlantian Earth and introduce the Master Crystal Devas, the Mineral Kingdom s creators, unlocking their ancient and sacred knowledge. The 77 cards and comprehensive 292-page guidebook is a powerful life-changing crystal healing system. Through this oracle, receive the keys to the Crystalline world, discover Atlantian Spirituality, activate the Atlantian Octahedrons of Light, allowing you to connect with the crystals and tap into their wisdom, and heal with over 150 Sacred Trinities and sequences of crystals. This is Crystal Healing the Atlantian Way A way of Love, Power and Wisdom combined in balance as a glorious White Rose, within whose crystalline petals lies a new world Man, Angel and Deva as one. The Children of Light have come to guide us home. May their boundless Love, Eternal Wisdom and Patient Power Deliver the New Earth into Peace.

  • ASIN: 0980555078

Pattern Formation in Liquid Crystals (Partially Ordered Systems)

Pattern Formation in Liquid Crystals (Partially Ordered

In the last 20 years the study of nonlinear nonequilibrium phenomena in spa­ tially extended systems, with particular emphasis on pattern-forming phenomena, has been one of the very active areas in physics, exhibiting interesting ramifi­ cations into other sciences. During this time the study of the "classic" systems, like Rayleigh-Benard convection and Taylor vortex flow in simple fluids, has also been supplemented by the study of more complex systems. Here liquid crystals have played, and are still playing, a major role. One might say that liquid crystals provide just the right amount and right kind of complexity. They are full of non­ linearities and give rise to new symmetry classes, which are sometimes actually simpler to deal with qualitatively, but they still allow a quantitative description of experiments in many cases. In fact one of the attractions of the field is the close contact between experimentalists and theorists. Hydrodynamic instabilities in liquid crystals had already experienced a period of intense study in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but at that time neither the ex­ perimental and theoretical tools nor the concepts had been developed sufficiently far to address the questions that have since been found to be of particular interest. The renewed interes...

  • Brand: Agnes Buka
  • ASIN: 0387946047

Liquid Crystals

Liquid

The fundamental science and latest applications of liquid crystal technologies An excellent professional reference and superior upper-level student text, Liquid Crystals, Second Edition is a comprehensive treatment of all the basic principles underlying the unique physical and optical properties of liquid crystals. Written by an internationally known pioneer in the nonlinear optics of liquid crystals, the book also provides a unique, in-depth discussion of the mechanisms and theoretical principles behind all major nonlinear optical phenomena occurring in liquid crystals. Fully revised and updated with the latest developments, this Second Edition covers: Basic physics and optical properties of liquid crystals Nematics, as well as other mesophases such as smectics, ferroelectrics, and cholesterics Fundamentals of liquid crystals for electro-optics, and display and non-display related applications Various theoretical and computational techniques used in describing optical propagation through liquid crystals and anisotropic materials Nonlinear optics of liquid crystals, including updated literature reviews and fundamental discussions Structured to follow a natural sequence of instruction, from basic physics to the latest specialized optical, electro-optical, and nonlinear applicati...

  • Brand: Iam Choon Khoo
  • ASIN: 0471751537

Liquid Crystals: Nature's Delicate Phase of Matter, Second Edition.

Liquid Crystals: Nature's Delicate Phase of Matter, Second

Liquid crystals are a phase of matter critical both in many recent scientific developments in biology, chemistry, and physics and in applications such as computer displays, electronic books, and new thermometers. This fully illustrated book builds on basic scientific concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics to explore the full range of the broad and interdisciplinary field of liquid crystal science. After a brief introduction to liquid crystals, the text sketches the history of research into this phase of matter, beginning with its discovery. Interesting in its own right, this history also demonstrates the crucial role that technological applications play in promoting scientific research. The behavior of the various liquid crystalline phases is described in detail, with an emphasis on the electrical and optical properties so important for applications. Applications are then covered, with in-depth attention given to how liquid crystals are used in computer-screen displays. Chapters dealing with liquid crystalline phases formed in solutions, the liquid crystal phases of polymers, and the biological significance of liquid crystals explore the huge range of phenomena associated with liquid crystals--from new high-strength fibers to the frontiers of cell-membrane research. Fina...

  • Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
  • ASIN: 0691086729

The Physics of Liquid Crystals (International Series of Monographs on Physics)

The Physics of Liquid Crystals (International Series of

This new edition of the classic text incorporates the many advances in knowledge about liquid crystals that have taken place since its initial publication in 1974. Entirely new chapters describe the types and properties of liquid crystals in terms of both recently discovered phases and current insight into the nature of local order and isotropic-to-nematic transition. There is an extensive discussion of the symmetrical, macroscopic, dynamic, and defective properties of smectics and columnar phases, with emphasis on order-of-magnitude considerations, all illustrated with numerous descriptions of experimental arrangements. The final chapter is devoted to phase transitions in smectics, including the celebrated analogy between smectic A and superconductors. This new version's topicality and breadth of coverage will ensure that it remains an indispensable guide for researchers and graduate students in mechanics and engineering, and in chemical, solid state, and statistical physics.

  • ASIN: 0198517858

Liquid Crystals, Applications and Uses, Vol. 3

Liquid Crystals, Applications and Uses, Vol.

This book reviews comprehensively the technological, scientific, artistic and medical applications of liquid crystals. It starts with the basics of liquid crystals and covers electro-optical, thermo-optical, colour, polymeric, lyotropic, and scientific applications of liquid crystalline materials. It discusses the fabrication and operational principles of a full range of liquid crystal displays including dynamic scattering, twisted nematic, supertwisted nematic, dichroic, smectic A, ferroelectric, polymer dispersed, light valve, active matrix, etc., in detail. It also covers the emerging applications of liquid crystals such as optical computing, nonlinear optics, decorative and visual arts. The detailed chapters on classification, theory, chemical structure, physical properties and surface alignment of liquid crystals facilitate the basic understanding of the science behind LCDs and other uses of liquid crystals. The chapters on liquid crystal polymers and lyotropic liquid crystals, give deep insight into these areas. The potential uses and applications are also described in detail.

  • ASIN: 9810204035

NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Crystal Liner, Crystal Silk, 0.17 Ounce

NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Crystal Liner, Crystal Silk,

NYX cosmetics liquid crystal liner mixes intense color with finely milled glitter for a perfectly dazzling effect. The liners are available in a variety of hip and eye-catching shades, and the fine point applicator is perfect for drawing precise lines of glitter for a show stopping effect. Liquid liner that combines sparkle with intense color. Thin brush draws precise lines of glitter on the eye. Infused with moisturizers to hydrate and condition.

  • Color: Crystal silk
  • Brand: NYX
  • ASIN: B004B451JQ
  • UPC: 800897139872
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