Liquid crystal displays

Did you know that smartphones, computer screens and 3D televisions exist because of a technological breakthrough over 40 years ago by a research team at the University of Hull?

Mark Lorch, Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Hull, demonstrates how this fascinating area of science works.

There is no doubt the impact on society of the breakthrough in research made by the University’s research team led by Professor George Gray in 1973.

Everywhere we go, we can see the impact of that work with smartphones, computer screens and portable devices constantly in use all over the world.

The Department of Chemistry’s liquid crystal research and innovation carries on today. It is a constantly evolving technology and we are proud that we continue to be at the forefront, keeping UK science on the global innovation map.

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By University of Hull – Science and Engineering

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