Electro-optical characteristics for the photoaligned vertical alignment cell using photopolymer surfaces containing chalconyl and cholesterly groups

J. Y. Hwang, D. S. Seo

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A new photoalignment material, copoly(4-methacryloyloxychalcone-cholesteryl methacrylate) (copoly(M4Ch-ChMA)), was synthesized and the electro-optical characteristics for the photoaligned vertically aligned (VA) liquid crystal display (LCD) were studied. Excellent voltage-transmittance characteristics were achieved for the photoaligned VA-LCD with 1 min polarized UV exposure at an oblique direction of 30° on the copoly(M4Ch-ChMA) surfaces. The response time of the VA-LCD was about 39 ms, and increased with increasing UV exposure time. We suggest that the proportion of photodimerized chalcone group increased with increasing UV exposure time, contributing to a higher response time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1069
Number of pages5
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 20


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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