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Droplet manipulation on a liquid crystal and polymer composite film
Author(s): Yi-Hsin Lin; Yu-Shih Tsou; Ting-Yu Chu; Jun-Lin Chen
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Paper Abstract

A droplet manipulation on a switchable surface using a liquid crystal and polymer composite film (LCPCF) based on phase separation is developed recently. The wettability of LCPCF is electrically tunable because of the orientation of liquid crystal directors anchored among the polymer grains. A droplet on LCPCF can be manipulated owning to the wettability gradient induced by spatially orientation of LC directors. We discuss the droplet manipulation on LCPCF and demonstrate several applications of LCPCF, such as polarizer-free displays, and human semen sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7775, Liquid Crystals XIV, 77750M (17 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860580
Show Author Affiliations
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yu-Shih Tsou, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Ting-Yu Chu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Jun-Lin Chen, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7775:
Liquid Crystals XIV
Iam Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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