Liquid Crystals

liquid crystals in vials
 
Three vials of liquid crystal.

 Liquid crystals are not typical liquids or solids; they have greater ordering than more normal liquids but less ordering than crystalline solids. Liquid crystals are found in various manufactured items such as television screens, laptop monitors, clocks, etc. They are also found naturally in cholesterol, cell membranes, and soap bubbles.  In fact, liquid crystals were first discovered 100 years ago in studies of cholesterol. 

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