Liquid Crystals

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"Liquid Crystals" is a group of hands-on activities and experiments developed at UW-MRSEC that explore how liquid crystals change color as their temperature changes. There are instructions for preparing liquid crystal mixtures, a thermometer and a pixel. There is also background information about how liquid crystals work. Teacher's guides, transparencies and student worksheets are included for the activities.


Nano Content Map: 
  • Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.


NSF funded
Owning institution: 
University of Wisconsin - MRSEC

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