Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy,
Scientific Instruments, teams up to supply stages to LC-Vision, suppliers
of state-of-the-art turnkey systems for high throughput automated liquid crystal
LC-Vision founder and CEO, Dr Michael Wand, using the Linkam LTS350 temperature stage to characterize liquid crystals
Based in Boulder, Colorado, LC Vision is a company working in the field of
liquid crystal research and development where they focus on two types: nematic
and ferroelectric liquid crystals (LCs). LC Vision has also developed automated
liquid crystal analysis equipment which measures primary properties such as
viscosity, as well as the dielectric and elastic constants.
Understanding the thermal and optical properties allows manufacturers to design
better-looking liquid crystal displays. It is important to know how the LC material
behaves with respect to temperature. For instance, what happens to the switching
speed of a LC phase when the temperature goes from room temperature (23°C)
to the operation temperature of a projection display (~50°C)? This directly
affects the colour bit depth which is important to achieve the best image possible.
Founder and CEO of LC-Vision, Dr Michael Wand, evaluated temperature stages
from a number of suppliers before settling on Linkam for his work and incorporating
them into the company's liquid crystal analysis systems (LCAS). "I chose
Linkam for very basic but vital reasons. It is easy to use, accurate, and dependable.
Support from Linkam's team is exceptional enabling us to have written a software
interface that allows us to operate the LTS350 from within the LCAS software
which makes it an even easier system to use for our users."