Paraffin Wax & LCD Alike?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at the Physics and Material Science Unit of the University of Luxembourg found similarities in the crystallization processes of paraffin wax and liquid crystal technology, or LCD.

    What does your LCD and a paraffin wax have in common?  Well, researchers at the Physics and Material Science Unit of the University of Luxembourg found that wax molecules in paraffin align in a similar way to the processes that take place in liquid crystal technology, or LCD.  The discovery was made while studying the crystallization process of wax on a macroscopic level, since little has been known about that process in the past.