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Aims

On completion of this TLP you should:

  • Know the basic characteristics of liquid crystals, as well as the types of molecules capable of forming them.
  • Be aware of the different degrees of order that can be present in a liquid crystal.
  • Understand the various optical properties of liquid crystals, and how they are affected by factors such as molecular shape and defects within a sample.
  • Be aware of some of the technological applications of these materials.


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