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Bruker BioSciences Elects Three New Directors

Photonics.com
May 2007
Bruker BioSciences Corp. of Billerica, Mass., announced the election Wednesday of three independent directors to its board. Elected to three-year terms were Wolf-Dieter Emmerich, a 35-year veteran of Netzsch Thermal Analysis in Selb, Germany; Brenda J. Furlong, most recently managing director and head of fixed income at Columbia Management Group, the primary investment management division of Bank of America Corp.; and Richard A. Packer, chairman and CEO of Zoll Medical Corp. of Chelmsford, Mass. Board chairman Frank H. Laukien was also re-elected to a three-year term. Bruker BioSciences is the parent company of Bruker AXS, Bruker Daltonics and Bruker Optics.



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In a liquid crystal system, the director refers to the local symmetry axis around which the long range order of the liquid crystal is aligned. In the case of the nematic phase, the molecular long axis is, on the average, parallel to the director.
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