ILCC 2012 - Crystals, Cruises and Castles


From left to right: Taylor Wand, Linkam's Ian Pearce, Michael Wand

This year’s International Liquid Crystal Conference was hosted in the historic city of Mainz at the Rhengoldhalle Conference Centre nicely situated on the great Rhine itself.

More than 900 delegates attended this very well organised conference and exhibition where the latest research advances were illustrated with an extensive poster show and a busy schedule of seminars.

Linkam attended in partnership with LC vision again ( and we were so pleased to meet with many existing customers, exchanging new ideas for instrumental requirements, and hopefully introducing ourselves to the next generation.

Linkam’s heating stages with the LC Vision LCAS3 provide the perfect combination to measure a whole range of electrical and elastic constants of the LC material whilst recording behavioural changes with temperature.

The highlight of our free time was a cruise along the Rhine to the castles and vineyards region, and being Germany, beer was featured as strongly on this trip.

 The view of the Rhine from our cruise ship Everything ran so smoothly, many thanks to all involved.

By Ian Pearce