TITLE

Microrubbing technique to produce high pretilt multidomain liquid crystal alignment

AUTHOR(S)
Varghese, Soney; Crawford, Gregory P.; Bastiaansen, Cees W. M.; de Boer, Dick K. G.; Broer, Dirk J.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/12/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p230
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We disclose a microrubbing (μ-rubbing) technique to create multidomain alignment in liquid crystal displays. A small metallic sphere under sufficient load is used to directly rub a polyimide alignment layer that is known to enforce homeotropic boundary conditions of the liquid crystal. We demonstrate a 47 μm linewidth and a 10° pretilt with respect to the substrate plane. We report on the electro-optic performance properties and viewing angle characteristics of four domain samples, where the midplane angle of the director is oriented in four different directions.
ACCESSION #
13719721

 

Related Articles

  • UV modification of surface pretilt of alignment layers for multidomain liquid crystal displays. Lien, A.; John, R.A. // Applied Physics Letters;11/20/1995, Vol. 67 Issue 21, p3108 

    Presents two types of ultraviolet (UV) light induced modification of the surface pretilt of alignment layers. Alteration of the liquid crystal surface pretilt angle of a polyamide film with the UV modification; Presentation of two device structures for fabricating two-domain liquid crystal...

  • LCD monitors become an affordable luxury. Mie-Yun Lee // Business Journal (Central New York);2/1/2002, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p18 

    Focuses on lower prices for liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors. Advantages offered by LCD monitors compared with the cathode-ray tube monitors; Information on the price range of LCD monitors.

  • Bad News for Fish. Husick, Chuck // Yachting;May2001, Vol. 189 Issue 5, p34 

    Provides information on the Furuno FCV-1200 LCD Color Sounder liquid crystal display.

  • Multi-Layer LCDs: Monitors with True Depth. Smith, Steven; Warner, Chris // ECN: Electronic Component News;Jul2003, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p63 

    Studies the characteristics of the liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor that stacks two overlapping active matrix LCD elements inside the same enclosure called multi-layer displays (MLD). Functions of MLD; Requirements for operation; Scalability of the technology.

  • Microdisplays Gain Ground In Projector, Viewfinder Applications, Look Strong For Near-Eye Use. Grossman, Steve // Electronic Design;10/02/2000, Vol. 48 Issue 20, p28 

    Discusses future trends in the microdisplay market. Growth opportunities in rear-projection markets, particularly for liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplays; Projection and viewfinder applications of microdisplays; Color polysilicon microdisplays for digital camcorders.

  • 15-Inch Flat-Panel Displays. Bojorquez, Tony A.; Galbraith, James // Macworld;Sep2001, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p28 

    Discusses the results of a test conducted by Macworld Lab on different LCD flat-panel displays in the United States. FP 563 from Acer Peripherals; S-15V from AG Neovo; Flexscan L350 Eizo Nanao; Pro Lite TXA 38i from iiyama; NEC-Mitsubishi 1530V.

  • Taiwan set to ramp up TFT production. Chinnock, Chris // Military & Aerospace Electronics;Mar99, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p3 

    Reports that flat-panel display (FPD) designers in Taiwan are poised to bring more manufacturing capacity on-line, just as market shortages are starting to appear. Rethinking of manufacturers' need to have passive- and active-matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs); Expansion into thin film...

  • Wyse brightens outlook for LCD monitors.  // Computer Graphics World;Feb97, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p10 

    Introduces the WY-9703 liquid crystal monitor from Wyse Technology Inc. Features; Design; Ordering.

  • New flat-panel displays have wider viewing angles. Connery, Chris // Laser Focus World;May98, Vol. 34 Issue 5, Optoelectronics World p12 

    Discusses how active-matrix liquid-crystal-displays (LCD) improve viewing angles for public displays or desktop applications. Methods for improving viewing angles; Details on in-plane switching pioneered by Hitachi and introduced by NEC Technologies as XtraView; Misconception regarding the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics