An Easy Way to Make Liquid Crystal Cells for Laboratory Uses
We present an easy way to make liquid crystal cells for laboratory uses. It is demonstrated that a homemade LC cell can be made out of two pieces of ITO glasses, a tiny amount of glue and four tiny pieces of thin Mylar films as spacers. The flatness of the thin panels is evaluated with an ultraviolet-visible spectrometer by measuring the transmission spectra for a series spots on the homemade LC cell. Tests of our homemade LC cells filled with a banana-shaped LC show that the quality of our homemade LC cell is good enough for regular laboratory tests of newly synthesized LC compounds.
Yuan Ming Huang
B. G. Zhai and Y. M. Huang, "An Easy Way to Make Liquid Crystal Cells for Laboratory Uses", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 428-429, pp. 363-366, 2010