More information on liquid crystal

The realization of this tutorial has been done mainly based on my own knowledge and the introduction of my Ph.D. thesis. Further ideas I found on the internet and in literature as listed in the references below. Extra information on different aspects and applications of liquid crystals can be found in our liquid crystal glossary, the research pages or our publications. Other existing webpages and books can be very useful for additional information. Here's a list of webpages and books where more information can be found.

More liquid crystal information on the internet

More liquid crystal glossaries on the internet

Books on liquid crystal

  • P.J. Collings, "Liquid Crystals, Nature's Delicate Phase of Matter", IOP Publishing Ltd., England, 1990.

  • E.B. Priestley, P. Wojtowicz, P. Sheng, "Introduction to Liquid Crystals", Plenium Press, New York, 2e edition, 1979

  • P.G. de Gennes, J. Prost, "The Physics of Liquid Crystals", Oxford Science Publications, second edition, Clarendon press Oxford, 1993

  • S. Elston and J. R. Sambles, "The Optics of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals", Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, 1998.

  • I.-C. Khoo, "Liquid Crystals : Physical Properties and Nonlinear Optical Phenomena", Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sonc inc., 1995

  • P. Yeh, C. Gu, "Optics of Liquid Crystal Displays", Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sonc inc., 1999

  • E. Leuder, "Liquid Crystal Displays: addressing schemes and electro-optical effects", John Wiley & Sonc inc., 2001

  • L. M. Blinov and V.G. Chigrinov, "Electrooptic Effects in Liquid Crystal Materials, Partially Ordered Systems", Springer-Verlag, New York, 1996.


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Liquid crystal tutorial written by Chris Desimpel, based on the introduction of his Ph.D. thesis and literature.