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LCD

abbreviation for liquid crystal display, a video display device that is more compact and uses less electrical power than the conventional cathode ray tube (CRT). Laptop computers use LCD displays. LCD monitors are frequently used instead of CRTs for desktop computers. An LCD is composed of electrically sensitive liquid crystals laminated between layers of plastic. Application of small electrical currents alters the orientation of the crystals, producing the image.

corneal dystrophy, lattice type 1

An autosomal dominant (OMIM:122200) form of corneal dystrophy characterised by wispy, greyish, cotton-like threads limited to a zone between the centre of the cornea and the periphery, with slowly progressive loss of vision by the fifth or sixth decade of life.

Molecular pathology
Has been linked to defects of TGFBI, which encodes an RGD protein that binds to type I, II and IV collagens and plays a role in cell–collagen interactions.

LCD

Liquid crystal display Computers A flat panel display used for laptops, PDAs/handhelds, etc. See Laptop computer.

LCD

Abbreviation for local coverage determination.
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This phenomenon could be explained by observing the EBBA nematic liquid crystal chemical structure.
This is indeed expected from the famous scape to the third dimension in bulk nematic (CLADIS; KLEMAN, 1972; JAKLI; SAUPE, 2006; MEYER, 1973).
Nasr, "Modal properties of a novel index guiding nematic liquid crystal photonic crystal fiber," Journal of Light Wave Technology, Vol.
The mineral oil based emulsion with and without twisted nematic liquid crystal (cholesteryl stearate or stearin acid cholesteryl ester) additive was approved as an object of the investigation.
Linder; Application of the total-correlation function formulation of ordered system to nematic hard ellipsoids, Journal Chemical Physics: 101 (2), 1755-1756 (1994)
Use of either sulphuric or phosphoric acid yields a chiral nematic phase, but hydrochloric acid hydrolysis gives a viscous suspension that forms a birefringent, glassy phase after a "post-sulphation" treatment (Araki et al.
They concentrated on nematic liquid crystals, the most widely used type of liquid-crystal material.
7 billion yen for a priority shift in production toward thin film transistor and plastic liquid crystal displays away from super twisted nematic crystal displays.
Cheetah display controllers support all major display panels, including both thin-film transistor (TFT) active matrix and color super-twisted nematic (STN) passive matrix LCD, electroluminescent (EL) and plasma.
MACKINTOSH: As you probably know, if you take these networks and concentrate them they form an equilibrium nematic phase of aligned filaments.
watanabe, Tokyo insdtute of Technology and co-workers at Kyoto University, that some triesters of cellulose and cellobiose form columnar liquid crystalfine phases, rather than the now familiar chiral nematic phases observed, for most cellulosics.
Of the three classes of liquid crystals -- smetic (a layered structure with molecular axes perpendicular to the layers), cholesteric (in which the molecular axes are parallel to the layers) and nematic (parallel axes but no layering) -- only the nematic type finds general usage in liquid crystal displays.