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Plasma-beam Alignment Technique for Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals

Hegde, Gurumurthy and Yaroshchuk, Oleg and Kravchuk, Ruslan and Murauski, Anatoli and Chigrinov, V. G. and Kwok, Hoi Sing (2008) Plasma-beam Alignment Technique for Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals. Journal of the Society for Information Display, 16 (10). pp. 1075-1079. ISSN 1071-0922/08/1610-1075

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The plasma-beam alignment procedure earlier developed for the alignment of nematic liquid crystals is successfully extended to ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLC). The highly uniform alignment of the “chevron” structure (before electrical treatment of FLC cells) and “quasi bookshelf” structure (after the electrical treatment) are realized. The contrast of bistable switching larger than 350:1 is achieved. This makes the non-contact plasma-beam alignment procedure especially attractive for high-contrast bistable LCDs on an LCOS base, particularly used in PDA and e-books. Fast switching and realization of gray scale in the plasma-beam aligned FLC cellsmakes this technique also promising for full-color displays including color LCD TV.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feroelectric liquid crystal; FLC LCD; FLC alignment; Plasma-beam alignment; Ion-beam alignment
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Gurumurthy Hegde
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 04:05
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 01:30
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