Physics of liquid crystals

Yuka Tabe, Kenji Urayama, Akihiko Matsuyama, Jun Yamamoto, Makoto Yoneya

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Over the 100 years since its discovery, liquid crystals have been the intriguing subject for both academia and industries. The textbook of de Gennes The Physics of Liquid Crystals published in 1974 is still the bible for many LC researchers, but new subjects unmentioned in the book have also risen for these years. This chapter describes the story of the recent developments and the future perspectives in physics of liquid crystals, especially focusing on the contributions by Japanese research groups for the last decade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Liquid Crystal Display Story
Subtitle of host publication50 Years of Liquid Crystal R and D that Lead the Way to the Future
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages56
ISBN (Electronic)9784431548591
ISBN (Print)9784431548584
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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