News tagged with liquid crystal

A liquid crystal force to reckon with

A need for fast, solution-based processing of organic electronic devices has sparked increased interest in 'discotic' or disc-shaped liquid crystals. These molecules, which contain a flat aromatic core surrounded ...

May 02, 2013
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Repulsive interactions

(PhysOrg.com) -- The recent state of the roads is a clear illustration of what happens when water freezes into crystals of ice. But despite its frequent occurrence, the crystallisation of water is remarkably ...

Feb 05, 2010
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Scientists perfect new nanowire technique

Scientists at the University of Leeds have perfected a new technique that allows them to make molecular nanowires out of thin strips of ring-shaped molecules known as discotic liquid crystals (DLCs).

Oct 14, 2010
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LG Display will release HD panel for smartphones

(Phys.org) -- LG Display is getting ready to showcase a five-inch smartphone display that turns out to be a full HD LCD panel supporting up to 1080p video, something like having a high-quality TV in your hand. ...

May 29, 2012 report
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Ribosome research takes shape

In a new state-of-the-art lab at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, components of ribosomes – tiny biological machines that make new proteins and play a vital role in gene expression and antibiotic treatments ...

Aug 29, 2013
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Liquid crystal as lubricant

Thanks to a new lubricant, small gears can run with virtually no friction. Made from liquid crystalline fluid, these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear.

May 21, 2014
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