Welcome to the website of liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Here you will see different LCDs working modes. Brief explanations of the working principles will be given, plus their advantages and disadvantages. In the active LCD research community, there are exciting results appearing almost everyday; what will be presented in this website are those popular display modes, or commercially adopted ones. In the near future, those new modes will be included in this website.

The website is for general audience who has little or no liquid crystal knowledge, and would like to explore about the LCDs' working principles and new display technologies.

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- Overview

- Home (LCD history slideshow)
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Discovery of LCs
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LCs Introduction
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History of LCDs
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TFT basics

- Acknowledgements

- About the author

- Liquid Crystal related links

- LCD modes (commercially adopted)

- ASV (Advanced Super View mode)
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BiNem (Bistable Nematic mode)
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Cholesteric (Reflection mode)
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ECB (Electronic Controlled Birefringence mode)
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FLC (Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal)
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Guest-Host (Absorption mode)
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IPS (In-Plane-Switching mode)
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LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon)
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MVA (Multi-domain Vertical Alignment)
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PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals)
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Pi-Cell (Also as Optical Compensated Bend cell)
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PVA (Patterned Vertical Alignment mode)
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STN (Super Twisted Nematic mode)
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TN (Twisted Nematic mode)
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Transflective

It would be greatly appreciated that you could give credit and email the author if you would like to use any content of this website for reference.

What has been updated?  Update blog:

05/04/06: home page flash (thanks Ke for your great suggestions) and IPS mode was updated. Starting adding pages of compensation films (thanks Cheng for a great deal of literature about this topic).

05/03/06: index page was updated, site blog was added.

05/02/06: home page flash was updated, "hall of fame" was added into the last frame.

05/01/06: ferroelectric liquid crystal display page was added. Animation of PVA mode was added.

04/30/06: files were uploaded into Kent FTP.

04/19/06: site construction was initiated.

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Last content update: June, 2011

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