Nanoparticles-induced vertical alignment in liquid crystal cell

Shie-Chang Jeng*, Chia Wei Kuo, Hsing Lung Wang, Chi Chang Liao

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This letter reports that adding nanoparticles in the negative dielectric anisotropic liquid crystal (LC) cell can exhibit the properties of vertical alignment without using alignment layers. The electro-optical properties of this nanoparticles-induced vertical alignment in the LC cell are very similar to the conventional homeotropic LC cell with alignment layers. This technique can be used to fabricate a flexible LC display requiring a low temperature process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number061112
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 17 Aug 2007

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