Free alignment defect, low driving voltage of half-V ferroelectric liquid crystal device

Huang-Ming Chen, Chi Wen Lin

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Abstract

The horizontal chevron alignment defect in half-V mode ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) cell can be reduced by asymmetrical alignment hybrid cell. The low free energy level generated from the interaction between spontaneous polarization and opposite polar alignment surfaces was found. As a result, uniformly aligned FLC cell can be achieved without applied external voltage. The R3206 FLC material is applied as model compound. The contrast ratio of R3206-70 is greatly enhanced from 76 to 780 with 1.0 ms response time under 5 V.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083501
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume95
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2009

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