The electro-optical (EO) performances of a photoaligned vertical-alignment liquid crystal display (VA-LCD) on a copoly(4-methacryloyloxychalcone-cholesteryl methacrylate) surface for homeotropic LC alignment were studied. Good thermal stability of the synthesized photo-crosslinkable copolymer was seen during thermogravimetric analysis. A good voltage-transmittance curve and fast response time achieved in the photoaligned VA-LCD with obliquely polarized UV exposure at 30° from the vertical on the photo-crosslinkable copolymer surfaces. The EO characteristics of the photoaligned VA-LCD decreased after long time UV exposure because of dissociation of the ester linkage in the chalcone structure of the photo-crosslinkable polymer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics