Two methods were developed for enhancing the photosensitivity of the cinnamates-contained polyimide (PICA). One is to increase the content of cinnamate side chain in PICA main chain and another is to blend some photosensitizer into PICA films. Our experimental results show that increasing the rate of photo-dimerization decreases the alignment ability of the PICA films. Using the molecular simulation method, we successfully describe the photoalignment mechanism of the PICA films. It is also found that photo-induced LC alignment ability of the PICA film could be enhanced through choosing a proper coating solvent.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2001|
- Liquid-crystal display
- Photoalignment mechanism