Reflective displays based on dye-doped bistable chiral-tilted homeotropic nematics

Kuan Chung Huang, Yun Han Lee, Wei Lee*

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Bistable or multi-stable displays have been attracting a great deal of attention owing to the demand for energy-efficient mobile devices as well as the arousal of environmental concerns. One of the candidates with the merit of bistability is the bistable chiral tilted-homeotropic nematic mode which can easily switch between the twist-like and homeotropic-like stable states. Introducing dichroic dyes into this optically bistable system, we demonstrated a bistable-liquid-crystal-display mode without the need of polarizers. A proper mixture of dichroic dyes of blue, orange, red, yellow and cyan colors that evenly cover the visible spectral range was considered and the electro-optical performance of the resulting device was addressed in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-106
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2015


  • Liquid crystals
  • bistable displays
  • dyes
  • reflective displays

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