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Preparation of anisotropic films for liquid crystal display applications
Author(s): Chain-Shu Hsu; Hwai-Len Chen
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Paper Abstract

The photoinitated polymerization of 2-chloro-1, 4-phenylene bis[4-(6-(acryloyloxy)hexyloxy)benzoate] (1M) and trans-1, 4-bis(4-(2-(2,3-epoxypropyloxy)-ethoxy)-phenyl)- cyclohexyldicarboxylate (3M) were studied. Both monomers exhibit a wide temperature range of nematic phase. The monomers were oriented in their nematic phase at a substrate having been coated with polyimide and unidirectionally rubbed with a nylon cloth. During polymerization, the ordering of the LC molecules was fixed, yielding a uniaxially crosslinked network. The clear LC networks exhibit a birefringence between 0.14 and 0.19, depending on the polymerization temperature. Finally, the nonmesogenic diluents. Tetra(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and 1,2-bis(2,3- bis(2,3-epoxypropyloxy)ethane were mixed with monomers 1M and 3M, subsequently decreasing the birefringences of the obtained LC networks. The LC networks containing non- mesogenic diluent exhibit not only a smaller birefringence but also a weaker birefringence dispersion in the visible region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3421, Display Technologies II, (17 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.311071
Show Author Affiliations
Chain-Shu Hsu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Hwai-Len Chen, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3421:
Display Technologies II
Fang-Chen Luo; Shin-Tson Wu; Shunsuke Kobayashi, Editor(s)

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