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Art Meets Science Under Polarising Microscopy

Liquid crystals have been commercially important for several decades, especially for applications in electronic displays and TV screens. They can exhibit well-known liquid crystalline mesophases in which the molecules are very responsive to applied electric or magnetic fields. When studied under polarising microscopy they can produce artistic textures, which exhibits the beauty and fascination of liquid crystals.
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Arts and Science
Art of Research categories: 
Art in action
Liquid crystalline mesophases studied under polarising microscopy
Faculty / Researcher
Bader International Study Centre - BISC
Materials Discovery and Molecular Design
Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation
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Kingston University, UK
Photographer's name: 
Danesh Roudini
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Faculty, Bader International Study Centre - BISC