How does an LCD display work? Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
How does an LCD display work?
Description:
Take a look at this video to see how a liquid crystal display (LCD) TV screen works. For more information, see this Case Western Reserve page.

The molecules of a liquid crystal have a tendency to line up, rather than point in random directions. For more, see these pages from Kent State University and from Simon Fraser University.
Image:
image credit: Ravedave;  <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Liquid_Crystal_Display_Macro_Example_zoom_3.jpg" target="_blank">image source</a>;  <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/LC-display-large.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Ravedave; image source; larger image
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http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/LC-display-large.jpg
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November 1, 2012 - November 16, 2012