Effect of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) film concentration and alignment method upon liquid crystal alignment

Hong Gyu Park, Hae Chang Jeong, Byeong Yun Oh, Jeong Min Han, Dae Shik Seo

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Abstract

The electro-optical (EO) characteristics of twisted nematic (TN) cells based on poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) [PVDFTrFE] films have been studied, including the effects of rubbing and ion-beam (IB) irradiation alignment methods and the use of different PVDF-TrFE precursor concentrations during film fabrication. Homogeneously and uniformly aligned liquid crystal (LC) molecules were obtained on PVDF-TrFE films prepared using both 3 wt% and 5 wt% precursor concentrations. TN cells based upon IB-irradiated PVDF-TrFE films operated normally, but those based upon rubbed PVDF-TrFE films operated with superior performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R12-R16
JournalECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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