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LCDs (Liquid Crystal Displays)
Liquid Crystals are organic carbon based compounds that can exhibit both liquid and solid crystal characteristics.
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Phosphorescent Pigment
These materials absorb energy in daytime conditions and then release this slowly in the form of light when dark.
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Electroluminescent Lighting
Converts electrical energy into light by applying a voltage across electrodes.
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Thermochromic liquid crystals
Liquid which changes colour in response to changes in temperature.
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Piezo-electric actuators and transducers
They work in one of two ways: 1) Produce a movement in response to an applied voltage. 2)Produce a voltage in response to an applied movement.
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Smart Ink
Also know as electronic ink or electronic paper, is a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper.
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Radio Frequency Identification
RFID is a method of identification that uses tags stuck onto a product to store data that can be retrieved by a reader.
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These materials absorb energy in daytime conditions and then release this slowly in the form of light when dark.

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Phosphorescent Pigment

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Converts electrical energy into light by applying a voltage across electrodes.

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Liquid which changes colour in response to changes in temperature.

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They work in one of two ways: 1) Produce a movement in response to an applied voltage. 2)Produce a voltage in response to an applied movement.

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