Response time of polymer-stabilized liquid crystal and its anchoring strength

Hirokazu Furue, Kazuhiro Ikeda, Yusuke Yamazaki

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Abstract

The polymer stabilization (PS) is an attractive technique because the physical property of liquid crystals (LCs) can be improved and furthermore the new characteristics may occur. In this paper, we offer a new type of PS-LC in which the photocure is done at a temperature where the LC medium is in the nematic phase under the application of an electric field. The polymer anchoring strength can be measured quantitatively from the pretilt angle and the surface anchoring strength by utilizing this PS-LC. Furthermore, this PS-LC may possess a quasi memory capability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2007

Keywords

  • Anchoring strength
  • Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal
  • Pretilt angle
  • Response time

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