News tagged with liquid crystal

Materials scientists watch electrons 'melt'

( -- When a skier rushes down a ski slope or a skater glides across an ice rink, a very thin melted layer of liquid water forms on the surface of the ice crystals, which allows for a smooth glide instead of a ...

dateNov 22, 2011 in General Physics
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Making liquid crystals stand tall

Most liquid-crystalline displays contain rod-like molecules that quickly switch from one orientation to another when subjected to electric fields. This movement creates a shutter effect that turns light on and off at high ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Materials Science
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Samsung 3Q profit slides 23 percent

(AP) -- Samsung Electronics said quarterly profit slid 23 percent as weaker demand for flat panels and computer chips offset booming smartphone sales that were estimated to have surpassed those of industry pioneer Apple.

dateOct 28, 2011 in Business
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