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Liquid crystal-directed polymer nanostructure for vertically aligned nematic cells
Author(s): Volodymyr Borshch; Jeoung-Yeon Hwang; Liang-Chy Chien
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a fast switching surface polymer-assisted vertically aligned (SPA-VA) liquid crystal (LC) cell. The deposition of the polymer nano spikes as a part of the alignment layer is achieved by polymerizing a small amount of a reactive monomer in vertically aligned liquid crystal in the absent of an applied voltage. The phase-separated polymer localized at the both substrate surfaces and formed nano-sized spikes. These polymer nano-spikes act as internal surface alignment layers and enhance the speed of field-induced reorientation of liquid crystal molecules.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7618, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies V, 76180V (23 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.838374
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Volodymyr Borshch, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Jeoung-Yeon Hwang, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Liang-Chy Chien, Kent State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7618:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies V
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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