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  This table summarises the talks given in this course. For more details, see the course web site at
                                    www.displaymasters.ac.uk

Course Title                                              Liquid Crystal Displays
                                                         29th September – 2nd October 2008
Location                     Department of Engineering Science (Information Engineering Building, LR8)
                                                       University of Oxford
                    Time             Title                                               Speaker
Monday              9.00 – 9.30      Registration
29 September        9.30 - 10.00     Introduction                                        Peter Raynes    Oxford
                    10.00 – 11.00    Fundamentals of the Liquid Crystal Phase            John Goodby     York
                    11.00 – 11.15    Refreshments
                    11.15 – 12.15    Molecular structures and synthesis                  John Goodby     York
                    12.15 – 1.15     Mixtures for display devices                        Peter Raynes    Oxford
                    LUNCH
                    2.00 – 4.15      Video demonstration (textures, phase identification)
                    4.15 – 4.30      Refreshments
                    4.30 – 5.30      Physical properties of Liquid Crystals                Carl Brown      NTU
                    7.00             Course Dinner                                         St Cross College
Tuesday             9.00 – 10.00     Basic properties (optical, surface & field alignment) Carl Brown      NTU
30 September        10.00 – 11.00    Nematic LCD modes                                     Carl Brown      NTU
                    11.00 – 11.15    Refreshments
                    11.15 – 12.15    Theory and modelling                                  Nigel Mottram Strathclyde
                    12.15 – 1.15     Modelling of electric field effects                   Nigel Mottram Strathclyde
                    LUNCH
                    2.00 – 6.00      Practical demonstrations (dielectric constants, refractive indices and TN cell construction)
                                     Refreshments as convenient
Wednesday           9.00 – 10.00     Twisted and supertwisted nematic LCDs                Peter Raynes Oxford
1 October           10.00 – 11.00    Modelling optical properties                         Steve Elston     Oxford
                    11.00 – 11.15    Refreshments
                    11.15 – 12.15    Static & passive multiplex addressing                Peter Raynes Oxford
                    LUNCH
                    1.00 – 4.00      Industrial visit to Sharp Labs of Europe at
                                     the Oxford Science Park
                    4.30 – 5.30      Ferroelectric and other smectic LCD modes           Steve Elston  Oxford
Thursday            9.00 – 10.00     Active Matrix addressing at substrate level         David Rodley   Dundee
2 October           10.00 – 11.00    Device assembly, testing and backlights             Chris Williams Logystyx
                    11.00 – 11.15    Refreshments
                    11.15 – 12.15    Optical enhancement films and techniques            Rob Bennett      3M
                    12.15 – 1.15     Optical compensation films for LCDs                 Karl Skjonnemand Merck
                    LUNCH
                    2.00 – 3.00      LCDs for Large Area Outdoor Applications            Dave Coates         Magink
                    3.00 – 4.00      Bistable LCDs                                       Cliff Jones         ZBD Displays
                    4.00                Close of Course
 The organisers reserve the right to alter the schedule and/or designated speakers without prior notice where circumstances demand.




            This is module 4 in a series of 9 modules that form the Masters Training Programme
                    in “DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS”
               For information on this Degree course, please see www.displaymasters.ac.uk

				
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