The Liquid Crystal Display Story

50 Years of Liquid Crystal R&D that lead The Way to the Future

  • Naoyuki Koide

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Breakthroughs in the Development of Liquid Crystal Displays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fumiaki Funada, Martin Schadt, Kazuhisa Toriyama, Haruyoshi Takatsu, Yasuyuki Gotoh, Takashi Sekiya
      Pages 3-51
    3. Hideaki Kawakami
      Pages 53-58
    4. Shunsuke Kobayashi, Koji Kuroda, Makoto Matsuo, Michinori Nishikawa
      Pages 59-80
    5. Tatsuki Nagatsuka, Kunihiro Ichimura, Yoji Ito, Motohiro Yamahara, Takehiro Toyooka
      Pages 81-116
    6. Kälil Käläntär
      Pages 117-129
    7. Martin Schadt, Hidefumi Yoshida, Kenji Okamoto, Hidehiro Seki, Akio Sasaki
      Pages 131-170
    8. Koji Okano, Jun Yamamoto, Hidefumi Yoshida, Kenji Okamoto, Martin Schadt, Masanori Matsuda
      Pages 171-206
    9. Hideo Fujikake, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Toru Fujisawa, Shunsuke Kobayashi
      Pages 207-239
  3. Liquid Crystal Research Leading the Field in the Twenty-First Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Katsumi Yoshino, Hideo Takezoe, Takashi Kato, Junji Watanabe, Kazuo Akagi, Isa Nishiyama
      Pages 243-300
    3. Yuka Tabe, Kenji Urayama, Akihiko Matsuyama, Jun Yamamoto, Makoto Yoneya
      Pages 301-356
    4. Junichi Hanna, Tomiki Ikeda, Toru Ube, Masanori Ozaki, Takashi Kato, Masafumi Yoshio et al.
      Pages 357-410
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 411-416

About this book


This book focuses on the development of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and liquid crystal materials (LCs) in Japan. The Committee of Organic Materials Research for Information Sciences of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) planned the book to document essential LCD innovations and developments since the beginnings of the field-effect LCD technology in 1970. The book illustrates the remarkable effort and progress behind those flat, lightweight, and high-information-content LCDs that have become the indispensable human–machine interface for virtually all electronic devices. In contrast to other publications on this topic, the book illustrates the interdisciplinary character of the LCD technology and its crucial importance for technological progress of the field far beyond displays. It also gives insights into breakthrough innovations not revealed in other publications. Moreover, prospects for the development of LC research toward new fields of applications are provided. In line with its interdisciplinary character, the book targets researchers in basic science as well as engineers and researchers in industry.


Alignment Film Japan R&D Japanese Technology Research Liquid Crystal Display Nematic Field Effect Next-generation LCDs Polymer Liquid Crystal Film

Editors and affiliations

  • Naoyuki Koide
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54858-4
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54859-1
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