The fourth state of matter

Templer, Richard; Attard, George
May 1991
New Scientist;5/4/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1767, p25
Details liquid crystal technology, the first attempt at engineering at the molecular level which involved the designing of liquid crystals. New electronic technology and a better understanding of the behavior of matter; The discovery of liquid crystals; The work of German physicist Otto Lehmann; Austrian botanist, Friedrich Reinitzer; The nematic phase; Discotics and the work of Indian physicist S. Chandrasekhar; More.


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