Annual Winners

2012 Small World In Motion Competition

Honorable Mention
2012 Small World In Motion Competition

Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich

Kent State University
Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent, Ohio, USA

Subject Matter:

A flowing liquid crystal, powered by weak gradients of molecular orientation and temperature

- see: Liquid Crystal
Technique:

Polarized Light


see: polarized light

This entry shows the fluid dynamics of liquid crystals. It is accompanied by changing colors resulting from shifts in the molecular orientation of the flowing liquid. Liquid crystals are now popular in TVs, laptops and other electronics.