Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Birth of Liquid Crystals
This film presents a historical reconstruction of the discovery and nature of liquid crystals. It looks at how, nearly a hundred years after its discovery, British chemists found a way to exploit liquid crystals in the electronic display of technology. And it also examines how some forms of liquid crystals have existed since the beginning of life on earth and how they are essential to the success of all life forms.