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Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals: A Look Back, A Look Ahead (by Paul S. Drzaic)

It’s been a little over 10 years since serious I effort began on the development of polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC or NCAP) technology. Since that time, remarkable advances have been made in crafting materials that are useful in several different areas of application.

Equally remarkable is that the technological interest in these materials has sparked renewed interest in the scientific investigation of liquid crystals confined to small cavities. As is usual in these types of endeavors, the technological and scientific aspects of this work have enriched each other and led to new inventions and discoveries.


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