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The Liquid Crystal Institute

The Liquid Crystal Institute

[bbrvideo]BBR_Payne_P4_LCI[/bbrvideo] Every time you use a TV, a digital watch, or a calculator, you are looking through a liquid crystal display. But how exactly does a simple molecule transform into complex technology? If you visit the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University, you will find many students researching in the labs. Some students may even be working on their own scientific discoveries and patents. A liquid crystal can be manipulated by heat and light to create new technology. Graduate…

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A Bright Future for Liquid Crystals

A Bright Future for Liquid Crystals

[bbrvideo]BBR_Payne_P3_Crystal1[/bbrvideo] Liquid Crystal Displays are all around us. They have completely revolutionized the way that we use technology. Every time you use a television, a laptop, a digital watch, or a calculator, you are using technology that was first developed right here at Kent State University. The Liquid ¬†Crystal Institute, founded by Glenn Brown, is the world’s first research center focused on the study of liquid crystals. This year the laboratory will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Many students and…

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