Stabilization of bend configuration in optical compensated bend (OCB) mode cells by doping bent-core molecules was developed in this study. The values of response time (t) and threshold voltage (V th) in OCB cells were dependent not only on the concentration but also on the shape, dipole direction, and flexible chain length of the doping molecules. Experimental results showed that the total response time (t total) and threshold voltage (V th) of OCB cells could be reduced by doping bent-core molecules, and smaller t values produced by reducing flexible chain lengths. In addition, attaining smaller V th values could be achieved by reducing polarization of bent-core molecules. In general, higher concentrations of dopants normally induced shorter field-on response time (t on) and a minimum field-off response time (t off) occurred at 0.5% of doping concentration, where the fastest total response time (t total) values were achieved.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2011|
- Bent-core dopant
- Fast response
- OCB mode cell