At the 2015 reunion diner a series of presentations were made covering the work STL carried out in the development of LCD technology – and the legacy of this work carrying on in Cambridge today.
The themes for the numerous displays were:-
What are Liquid Crystals?
STL What are Liquid Crystals?
The ABC of the STL LCD team over the years
The STL Display Group Principal Activities
The STL LCD Milestones
Mainstream Flat Panel LC Display Developments
Liquid Crystal Over Silicon (LCOS Devices)
LCOS Fibre-to-Fibre Switching Devices
Smectic A at STL/STC
Terry Clapp wrote – LIQUID CRYSTAL work originating at STL is now important in: displays, optical switching, real time holography and solar control.
Structured materials based on liquid crystals (mesoscopic phases) are now being used to improve performance in such areas as: OLED (organic light emitting diode) display and barrier dielectrics and phase and amplitude modulators in microscopy for aperture control and sub-wavelength tomography…
…quite apart from being fundamental to all living systems
This link takes you to the full displays used at the dinner. QCC_2015_A2_panels_for_website (PDF Format)