Liquid crystal physics and materials

Huang Ming Philip*

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Liquid crystals (LCs) possess a state of matter whose properties in between isotropic liquid and solid crystal phases, flow like a liquid, but simultaneously hold crystal-like molecular orientations. LC phases can be induced by various factors: the temperature variations, the level of solvent concentration, and the ratios of organic-inorganic composition. The article will discuss major LC physics for functioning, materials, phases, syntheses of the materials, etc. for various applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Modern Optics
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780128149829
ISBN (Print)9780128092835
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Birefringence
  • Chiral phase
  • Discotic phase
  • Liquid crystal display
  • Mesophase
  • Nematic phase
  • Smectic phase


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