What are liquid crystals?
What is an LCD screen? Well the acronym itself does not give much away but the meaning behind the acronym is quite telling. LCD stands for Liquid-Crystal Display and it is a type of display that has been around for a couple of decades now. It relies on the manipulation of liquid crystals which is a very interesting phase of matter that is somewhere between liquid and crystalline.
But before we can understand how LCD screens work we must answer a more fundamental question. What are liquid crystals?
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