Electro-optic Effects in Liquid Crystals

  • E. P. Raynes


Liquid crystal displays (LCDs) have become very well known and widely used in the past few years. They depend for their operation on a range of electro-optic effects found in oriented thin layers of liquid crystals (LCs). The previous chapter has described the chemistry and structures involved in the formation of liquid crystal phases, and the next chapter discusses the applications of liquid cr9stals. In this chapter the major electro-optic effects found in liquid crystals will be described and explained. All these electro-optic effects arise from the anisotropic physical properties induced by the orientational ordering of the rodlike molecules that constitute liquid crystals.


Liquid Crystal Nematic Liquid Crystal Liquid Crystal Display Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Liquid Crystal Phasis 
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  • E. P. Raynes
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  1. 1.Royal Signals and Radar EstablishmentMalvernUK

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