News tagged with liquid crystal

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.

dateMay 21, 2014 in Engineering
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Spheres can form squares

Everybody who has tried to stack oranges in a box knows that a regular packing of spheres in a flat layer naturally leads to a hexagonal pattern, where each sphere is surrounded by six neighbours in a honeycomb-like ...

dateMay 24, 2013 in Soft Matter
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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 ...

dateMay 02, 2013 in Materials Science
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Sharp announces $111 mn tie-up with Samsung

Sharp on Wednesday announced a $111 million capital tie-up deal with South Korean rival Samsung, in a rare move for a Japanese firm that underscores the fading fortunes of its electronics giants.

dateMar 06, 2013 in Business
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Samsung set to buy 3% stake in Sharp: report

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is set to buy a three-percent stake in struggling Japanese rival Sharp via a capital increase, a press report said Tuesday, a deal that would give Samsung greater access ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Business
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Sony April-December loss shrinks 75%

Japanese electronics giant Sony said on Thursday that its net loss from April to December shrank 75 percent on-year and added that it remains on track to achieve its forecast of a full-year profit.

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Business
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