Liquid Crystal for Science

Thermochromic Liquid Crystals (LC's) are optically active mixtures of organic chemicals that can be highly temperature sensitive and change to many colors. LC's start black below their temperatue range, go through the colors of a rainbow and then black again above the temperature range. LC's are reversible so they can be used repeatedly. The main application areas are in flow visualization and heat transfer studies, although the materials can be used in virtually any work involving indication of temperature fields and thermal mapping.


  • Thermal Mapping
  • Flow Visualization
  • Heat Transfer
  • Non -Destructive Testing
  • Aerospace and Engineering
  • Thermal Gradient Visualization
  • Surface and Substrate Flaw Detection

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Example of liquid crystal in use