Questions tagged [liquid-crystals]

Questions related to matter in a state that has properties between those of conventional liquid and those of solid crystal.

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What are the key chemical structures of liquid crystals used in display technology?

The majority of current flat screen TVs and computer monitors are based on Liquid Crystal displays. Liquid crystals are compounds that orient under an applied electric field and alter the ...
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What is the explanation of the odd even effect in liquid crystals?

What is the most accepted theory for explaining the odd even effect in liquid crystals? Can anyone explain and refer the corresponding paper?
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Melting temperature vs Isotropisation temperature in liquid crystals

What is exactly the difference between these two? I think melting point is when the compound melts down to visually liquid state but actually LC state and latter is when polymer becomes completely ...
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Deformation of the nematic phase of liquid crystals surviving in the solid state

Does anyone know if I were to cool a liquid crystal with a deformed nematic phase quickly, if it will preserve the deformation in the crystal lattice? I didn't find any information in classical ...
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What are frustrated phases?

I was given a document on liquid crystals by my university , it does include subtopics on blue phases and twist grain boundary phases, but not much on frustrated phases.