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Let There Be Light: Chemists Develop Magnetically Responsive Liquid Crystals

The discovery has applications in signage, posters, writing tablets, billboards and anti-counterfeit technology
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field. The research paves the way for novel display applications relying on the instantaneous and contactless nature of magnetic manipulation—such as signage, posters, writing tablets, and

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