Introduction and Basics

Why Liquid Crystals?
What are Liquid Crystals?
The nematic phase

Physical Properties of nematic LCs

Elastic properties
Optical properties
Dielectric properties
Relaxation Modes

LCDs - Liquid Crystal Displays

The Fréedericksz-transition
Theoretical Background

Characterization methods

Polarizing Optical Microscopy (coming soon)
Fluorescence Confocal Polarizing Microscopy
Dielectric Spectroscopy (coming soon)

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