Liquid Crystal

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pwnell
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Liquid Crystal

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I think curt did this before, but I got very different results. These are from a broken National Geographic weather station's LCD panel.

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20130518-DSLR_IMG_0013.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Liquid Crystal,10x, DIC

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20130518-DSLR_IMG_0014.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Liquid Crystal,10x, DIC

I noticed when heating the liquid crystal it loses its birefringent properties temporarily. As it cools down it regains them.
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20130518-DSLR_IMG_0016.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Liquid Crystal (heated - cooling down),10x, DIC

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20130518-DSLR_IMG_0034.jpg by pwnell, on Flickr
Liquid Crystal,10x, EPI-XC

This was interesting - only certain spots fluoresce. Wonder what they are?
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Liquid Crystal, 10x, FLUO-C4

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