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At Smallest Scale, Liquid Crystal Behavior Portends New Materials
May 2, 2012
Liquid crystals, the state of matter that makes possible the flat screen technology now commonly used in televisions and computers, may have some new technological tricks in store.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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