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Field-induced surface-anchoring transitions and nematic bistable displays
Author(s): Georges E. Durand
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new kind of bistable nematic display where bistability is achieved by a field induced surface anchoring transition. The system uses simple planar anchorings with different strengths. The system is intrinsically fast, with a writing response time in the 30 microseconds range on the order of 20 V pulses, and a contrast on the order of 10. We describe the physics of coupled field induced anchoring transitions which explains these properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2949, Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies, (7 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266320
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Georges E. Durand, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2949:
Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies
Jan Bares; Christopher T. Bartlett; Paul A. Delabastita; Jose Luis Encarnacao; Nelson V. Tabiryan; Panos E. Trahanias; Arthur Robert Weeks, Editor(s)

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