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Three-dimensional morphology of LCPC using confocal fluorescence microscopy
Author(s): Shinya Tahara; Satoshi Niiyama; Hiroshi Kumai; Tsuneo Wakabayashi
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a new method for characterizing morphology of LCPC based on confocal fluorescence microscopy. Not only two-dimensional but also three-dimensional morphology of LCPC can be observed nondestructively by this method. The morphology of LCPC was consisted of liquid crystal and polymer phases, both of which are three-dimensionally continuous. Quantitative analysis of morphology was also made to clarify the relation between morphology and electro-optical characteristics. The local size of structure was obtained quantitatively from the perimeter of liquid crystal and polymer. It was found that the change in the value matched well with the change in morphology and it was related with the electro-optical characteristics.

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Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3297, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VI, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304545
Show Author Affiliations
Shinya Tahara, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Satoshi Niiyama, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hiroshi Kumai, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tsuneo Wakabayashi, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3297:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VI
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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