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Ferroelectric liquid crystalline polymers for display devices (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Kimihiro Yuasa; Shunji Uchida; Takashi Sekiya; Kenji Hashimoto; Kenji Kawasaki
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Paper Abstract

Ferroelectric liquid crystalline polymers (FLCP) were synthesized. These ferroelectricities were confirmed directly by measuring the polarization reversal currents and other electro- optical properties. The smectic layer structure of FLCP was also studied. A chevron structure similar to that of low molecular weight FLC was observed even in the FLCP cell. But the zigzag defects were not so sharp, which means it is easy to get a good orientation even in large area displays. We succeeded in making a FLCP display of 15 cm X 40 cm without any alignment layers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1665, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications, (15 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60384
Show Author Affiliations
Kimihiro Yuasa, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shunji Uchida, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Takashi Sekiya, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kenji Hashimoto, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kenji Kawasaki, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1665:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications
Paul S. Drzaic; Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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