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cho·les·ter·ic

 (kō′lĭ-stĕr′ĭk, kə-lĕs′tə-rĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the chiral nematic phase of a liquid crystal in which the molecules are closely aligned within a distinct series of layers, with the axes of the molecules lying parallel to the plane of the layers and with the orientation of molecules in adjacent layers rotated slightly.

cholesteric

(ˌkəʊləˈstɛrɪk)
adj
resulting from the reaction of nitric acid and cholesterin and producing cholesteratesrelating to a particular phase in the development of liquid crystals that is characterized by a particular parallel molecular arrangement
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The high-resolution display (LS013B7DH06) delivers smooth graphics and simple video capability, thus showcasing richer content than many cholesteric, electrophoretic, and other bi-stable, "e-ink" type display solutions -- all with lower energy requirements.
Acid hydrolyzed chitin was found to be spontaneously dispersed into rod-like particles that could be concentrated to a liquid crystalline phase and self-assemble to a cholesteric liquid crystalline phase above a certain concentration.
Cellulose crystals are optically active and can form chiral ordered nematic phase, which could be used to obtain solid film showing cholesteric phase (68) and the addition of electrolyte to make it possible to fabricate colored films.
Twisted fibrous arrangements in biological materials and cholesteric mesophases.
ITRI goes on to explain that the special energy-conserving display technology used in its e-paper--a flexible cholesteric liquid-crystal panel--requires only heat to store and transmit images, without using expensive ink.
Rossi L, Sacannab S and KP Velikov Cholesteric colloidal liquid crystals from phytosterol rod-like particles.
The report analyzes the global E-paper market into the following segment: E-Paper market by technologies (Electrophoretic, electrochromic, electrowetting, cholesteric LCD, and others) The market data consists of aggregate sales figures for all the e-paper technologies.
The new feature-enhanced color e-paper developed by Fujitsu Laboratories and to be commercialized by Fujitsu Frontech employs a layered construction found in cholesteric liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels with an image memory function, and makes use of the reflective properties in each color layer where the cholesteric liquid crystals reflect a specific wavelength of light of red, green, or blue (Figure 2).
There are alternative paper/screen technologies under consideration such as LiquaVista's ElectroWetting Screens (spun off from Philips, Netherland again), Qualcomm's MEM (Micro Electro Mechanical) based screens and Kent's Cholesteric LCD's which promise to overcome the limitations of e-ink's electronic paper.
The display is a liquid crystal cholesteric, "always-on" display with 32 5 126 pixels.
His final chapter sets out the mathematical background, covering calculations for multilayer reflection, a model for the Morpho butterfly scale, the anti-reflection effect, average refractive index, and cholesteric liquid crystal.
Lead author Mohan Srinivasarao, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, had previously studied cholesteric liquid crystals, which are used in hi-tech reflective displays.