Free alignment defect, low driving voltage of half-V ferroelectric liquid crystal device

Huang-Ming P. Chen; Chi-Wen Lin
August 2009
Applied Physics Letters;8/24/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 8, p083501
Academic Journal
The horizontal chevron alignment defect in half-V mode ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) cell can be reduced by asymmetrical alignment hybrid cell. The low free energy level generated from the interaction between spontaneous polarization and opposite polar alignment surfaces was found. As a result, uniformly aligned FLC cell can be achieved without applied external voltage. The R3206 FLC material is applied as model compound. The contrast ratio of R3206–70 is greatly enhanced from 76 to 780 with 1.0 ms response time under 5 V.


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