James Fergason and His Role in the Basic and Applied Science of Liquid Crystals
9 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 26, 2016
James Lee Fergason (1934-2008) focused his research on the liquid crystals. His studies and works correspond to a relevant part of the history of soft matter science and technology of liquid crystals. Besides contributing to the basic studies on cholesteric and smectic materials, he developed the twisted-nematic cell, which led to the fist liquid crystal displays. Here we are proposing a discussion of some of his main researches.
Keywords: Liquid crystals, Liquid crystal displays, Twisted nematic cell, Nematic mesophase, Cholesteric mesophase, Smectic mesophase, Thermochromic liquid crystals, Polymer dispersed liquid crystals
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