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Control of polymer aggregation structures for ultra-thin foldable liquid-crystal displays (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Takahiro Ishinabe

Paper Abstract

Sheet-type liquid crystal displays (LCDs) using plastic substrates have many advantages such as ultra-thin, light-weight and unbreakable and have attracted significant interest as a promising technology for new display applications. We have developed the foldable LCDs using nano-phase-separated LCs. By introducing the nano-size polymer network into the LCs and controlling the viscoelasticity of LC materials, we successfully suppressed the flow of LCs and improved the luminance uniformity by in the bending process. In addition, we established the control method of the polymer aggregation structure by using the polymerization inhibitor and developed the foldable LCDs with a small radius of curvature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11304, Advances in Display Technologies X, 113040J (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545945
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Takahiro Ishinabe, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11304:
Advances in Display Technologies X
Jiun-Haw Lee; Qiong-Hua Wang; Tae-Hoon Yoon, Editor(s)

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