- Peter J. Collings & Michael Hird, Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Taylor & Francis, 1997.
- Peter J. Collings, Liquid Crystals: Nature’s Delicate Phase of Matter, 2nd Edition, Princeton University Press, 2002.
- Liquid Crystal Displays paper from an MIT student
This course paper on Liquid Crystals has lots of useful information, particularly once you pass the basics which are already covered in DoITPoMS. You may also find useful information on the MIT OCW website.
- Polarization of Light: circularly polarized, linearly polarized, unpolarized light (Youtube video).
The music in this video may be a little distracting and the speed a little too slow for your taste, but the video has captions and the sound is more bearable with the speed multiplier!
A DoITPoMS TLP describing the anisotropy found in liquid crystals and other materials in further detail.