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The science of liquid crystals began more than a century ago because of a biologist's obsession with carrots; it now fuels a multi- billion-dollar industry and 'there is no end in sight' for the applications of this fourth state of matter. The authors tell the fascinating story of the discoveries behind our new technologies, explaining the basic science, the human interactions and the social and political environments of the scientists who brought them about.

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Soap, Science and Flat-Screen TVs

Soap, Science and Flat-Screen TVs

A History of Liquid Crystals

Hardback368pp

9780199549405     Product Code: 211398

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The science of liquid crystals began more than a century ago because of a biologist's obsession with carrots; it now fuels a multi- billion-dollar industry and 'there is no end in sight' for the applications of this fourth state of matter. The authors tell the fascinating story of the discoveries behind our new technologies, explaining the basic science, the human interactions and the social and political environments of the scientists who brought them about.

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