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New Azo-dyes for Photoalignment: Exploring the New Path

Hegde, Gurumurthy and Chigrinov, V. G. (2007) New Azo-dyes for Photoalignment: Exploring the New Path. In: International Conference and Exhibition on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (ICNAM 2007), 11-13 December 2014 , Hong Kong. .

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The field of LC photoalignment is very rapidly developing and a vast amount of the new materials, techniques and LCD prototypes based on photoalignment (PA) technology have appeared recently [1]. The effect of LC photoalignment is a direct consequence of the appearance of the photo-induced optical anisotropy and dichroic absorption in thin amorphous films, formed by molecular units with anisotropic absorption properties. However, despite these potential advantages, the application of PA to LCD production is still limited to the laboratory. Large scale development of PA is hampered by the lack of good material and by long term stability, not to mention the lack of suitable mass production scale equipment. Here this paper open up the path for using new azo dyes for photo alignment technology. Nevertheless azodye materials remain among the best candidates for technological importance. Among all azo dyes, sulfuric azo dye was the promisable one. There has been a variety of papers on SD-1 sulfuric dye about extraordinary good photoalignment properties [2]. The SD-1 films provide alignment characterized by strong anchoring, high thermal and photostability and excellent electrooptic performance. In this report we showed that similar results on different sulfuric dyes shows (see the macroscopic and microscopic view of excellent alignment for different azo dyes in the figure 1) that the field of the highly effective sulfuric azo dyes is broader than we conceived. Here in this report successfully gives a new path for fabrication of LCD devices using photo alignment technology with new azo dyes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Gurumurthy Hegde
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 07:23
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 02:29
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