Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Physics, Applied

First Advisor

Mohamed A. Gharbi

Second Advisor

Chandra Yelleswarapu

Third Advisor

Jonathan Celli


Many incoming graduate students have no previous background in liquid crystal physics. This dissertation is intended to introduce the fundamental concepts of liquid crystal physics for physics for both an undergraduate and a graduate audience.


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