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