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Recent advances in flexible low power cholesteric LCDs
Author(s): Asad Khan; Irina Shiyanovskaya; Erica Montbach; Tod Schneider; Forrest Nicholson; Nick Miller; Duane Marhefka; Todd Ernst; J. W. Doane
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Paper Abstract

Bistable reflective cholesteric displays are a liquid crystal display technology developed to fill a market need for very low power displays. Their unique look, high reflectivity, bistability, and simple structure make them an ideal flat panel display choice for handheld or other portable devices where small lightweight batteries with long lifetimes are important. Applications ranging from low resolution large signs to ultra high resolution electronic books can utilize cholesteric displays to not only benefit from the numerous features, but also create enabling features that other flat panel display technologies cannot. Flexible displays are the focus of attention of numerous research groups and corporations worldwide. Cholesteric displays have been demonstrated to be highly amenable to flexible substrates. This paper will review recent advances in flexible cholesteric displays including both phase separation and emulsification approaches to encapsulation. Both approaches provide unique benefits to various aspects of manufacturability, processes, flexibility, and conformability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6225, Defense, Security, Cockpit, and Future Displays II, 622513 (23 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666722
Show Author Affiliations
Asad Khan, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Irina Shiyanovskaya, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Erica Montbach, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Tod Schneider, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Forrest Nicholson, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Nick Miller, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Duane Marhefka, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
Todd Ernst, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)
J. W. Doane, Kent Displays, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6225:
Defense, Security, Cockpit, and Future Displays II
Eric W. Forsythe; James C. Byrd; Henry J. Girolamo; Daniel D. Desjardins, Editor(s)

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