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: 50 Years of Liquid Crystal R and D that Lead the Way to the Future
    PublisherSpringer Japan
    Number of pages56
    ISBN (Print)9784431548591, 9784431548584
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Materials Science(all)


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