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Prepared by Katy L. Watts, December 28, 2005; Updated October 2013; Last Updated: March 2023
Inclusive Dates: 1965-2001
Extent: 1 record storage box and 4 film canisters, 1.33 cubic feet,
Physical Location: 11th floor
Historical Note: The Liquid Crystal Institute was established in 1965 by Glenn H. Brown. In the Institute's first years, researchers discovered the LCD twist cell. This discovery led to advances in cell phones, laptop computers, wrist watches, and flat screen televisions. Grants from agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and U.S. defense agencies have resulted in the Institute being selected in 1990 by the National Science Foundation as part of a consortium to serve as Ohio's only Science and Technology Research Center. The Institute also provides instruction in chemical physics for graduate and doctoral students who desire to focus their studies on liquid crystals.
Scope and Content: This collection consists of miscellaneous materials produced by and about the Institute. Documents include booklets, clippings, conference papers, and reports. Most of the collection is comprised of undated photographs depict faculty and students conducting research, or working in their offices. Most of the photographs appear to date from the 1980's. Notable documents include proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Related Materials: See also the Glenn H. Brown papers for related materials. Special Collections & Archives hold additional records from the LCI that have not yet been processed. Please contact the department for more information.
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