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Synopsis
[3: Discusses elementary theory of liquid crystal states and the use of liquid crystals in practical display devices. Includes models of nematic, smectic and cholesteric phases, discusses devices using twisted nematic and guest host technologies. Concludes with film inside Racal microelectronic displays (makers of Guest Host Displays). Brief discussion of ferro-electric display theory.)]
Series
Materials in Action, Course T201
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 49 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION; 1997 sale: £95.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Video is issued with Part 1 only in 1997.
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
Barlow’s wheel; electromagnetism; ferro-electric display theory; Kerr imaging; liquid crystals; materials science; microelectronic devices; polarisation

Credits

Producer
Philip Ashby
Cast
Nicholas Braithwaite 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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