Droplet manipulation on a liquid crystal and polymer composite film

Yi-Hsin Lin, Ming Syuan Chen

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Abstract

In this paper, we review the research works about droplet manipulation on liquid crystal and polymer composite film (LCPCF). The switchable surface free energy on LCPCF results from the orientations of liquid crystal molecules anchored among the polymer grains of LCPCF. According to the modified Cassie's model and the measurement based on the Chibowski's film pressure model, the surface free energy of LCPCF is electrically switchable from 36 × 10-3 J/m2 to 51 × 10-3 J/m2. A droplet on LCPCF can be manipulated by a wettability gradient. By the droplet manipulation, we can realize applications such as bistable polarizer-free displays and sperm testers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages999-1002
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060931
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Nov 2016
Event2016 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 Aug 201611 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2016 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2016
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period8/08/1611/08/16

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    Lin, Y-H., & Chen, M. S. (2016). Droplet manipulation on a liquid crystal and polymer composite film. In 2016 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 999-1002). [7734560] (2016 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2016 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PIERS.2016.7734560