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Liquid crystals : the science and art of a fluid form

Author: Esther Leslie
Publisher: London, UK Reaktion Books, 2016. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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POPULAR SCIENCE. While it is responsible for today s abundance of flat screens on televisions, computers, and mobile devices most of us have only heard of it in the ubiquitous acronym, LCD, with little thought as to exactly what it is: liquid crystal. In this book, Esther Leslie enlightens us, offering an accessible and fascinating look at not a substance, not a technology but a wholly different phase of matter. As  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Leslie
ISBN: 9781780236452 178023645X
OCLC Number: 969395595
Description: 296 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Esther Leslie.

Abstract:

POPULAR SCIENCE. While it is responsible for today s abundance of flat screens on televisions, computers, and mobile devices most of us have only heard of it in the ubiquitous acronym, LCD, with little thought as to exactly what it is: liquid crystal. In this book, Esther Leslie enlightens us, offering an accessible and fascinating look at not a substance, not a technology but a wholly different phase of matter. As she explains, liquid crystal is a curious material phase that organizes a substance s molecules in a crystalline form yet allows them to move fluidly like water. Observed since the nineteenth century, this phase has been a deep curiosity to science and, in more recent times, the key to a new era of media technology. In between that time, as Leslie shows, it has figured in cultural forms from Romantic landscape painting to snow globes, from mountaineering to eco-disasters, and from touchscreen devices to DNA.

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