In this paper, nanoimprint lithography was utilized to transfer a nano-pattern (NP) onto a homeotropic polyimide (PI) surface for use in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The nano-patterned silicon mold was fabricated by laser interference lithography. A NP PI layer acted as the homeotropic alignment layer to easily and uniformly align the liquid crystal (LC) molecules. A NP LC cell with a NP PI layer was successfully operated as a vertical aligned LCD, and its performance was evaluated. The threshold voltage and response time of the NP LC cell were 2.472 V and 22.7 ms, respectively. In addition, the NP LC cell was characterized by a high thermal budget. Therefore, the competitive performance of the NP LC cell could allow new approaches to replace the conventional rubbing process in display technology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics