Liquid-crystal displays: Fabrication and measurement of a twisted nematic liquid-crystal cell

Eric R. Waclawik, Michael J. Ford, Penny S. Hale, Joe G. Shapter, Nico H. Voelcker

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The manufacturing and measurement of twisted nematic liquid crystal cell was analyzed. The relationship between molecular order and optical and dielectric properties of the liquid crystalline state was demonstrated. The students were able to explore the relation between molecular structure and intermolecular interactions. It was analyzed that the observed properties of bulk materials were used to construct a technology called twisted nematic liquid crystal cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-858
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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