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Nematic materials with negative dielectric anisotropy for display applications
Author(s): Michael Hird; John W. Goodby; Kenneth J. Toyne
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Paper Abstract

The recent move towards liquid crystal displays based on the electrically controlled birefringence (ECB) effect of the vertically aligned nematic (VAN) material has brought improvements in terms of contrast, viewing angle and switching times. However, different types of nematic liquid crystalline materials are required with a negative dielectric anisotropy, in addition to the usual requirements such as low viscosity, optimized mesomorphic behavior, and tailored elastic constants and birefringence. There are particular difficulties in generating the ideal combination of mesomorphic and physical properties in such materials. This paper outlines the various liquid crystal display device configurations in terms of the material requirements, and discusses in more detail the design, synthesis, mesomorphic and physical properties of suitable nematic materials of negative dielectric anisotropy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3955, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Flat Panel Displays, (17 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379979
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Hird, Univ. of Hull (United Kingdom)
John W. Goodby, Univ. of Hull (United Kingdom)
Kenneth J. Toyne, Univ. of Hull (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3955:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Flat Panel Displays
Ranganathan Shashidhar; Bruce Gnade, Editor(s)

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