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This is a student activity on the detection of a warm object with a liquid crystal sheet. This activity also can be a simulation of the detection of infrared radiation. The "For Further Research" section includes questions for the student.
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- First Law
= Heat Transfer
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Temperature
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- Lower Undergraduate
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Restriction: © 1997 Exploratorium
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Keywords: IR, Infrared Radiation
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 29, 2012 by Zachary Davis
Record Updated: Oct 30, 2012 by Ed Lee
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June 29, 2011
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1997), WWW Document, (
Liquid Crystal IR Detector (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1997), <>.
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Liquid Crystal IR Detector. (2011, June 29). Retrieved November 28, 2023, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Liquid Crystal IR Detector. San Francisco: Exploratorium, June 29, 2011. (accessed 28 November 2023).
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Liquid Crystal IR Detector. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1997. 29 June 2011. 28 Nov. 2023 <>.
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@misc{ Title = {Liquid Crystal IR Detector}, Publisher = {Exploratorium}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {28 November 2023}, Month = {June 29, 2011}, Year = {1997} }
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