This report discusses homogeneously aligned liquid crystals (LCs) subjected to ion-beam (IB) irradiation of the amorphous(a)-Al2O3 alignment layer. We studied the relationship between LC alignment and IB alignment conditions acting on homogeneous surfaces. We attained homogeneous LC orientations on a-Al2O3 alignment layer by optimization between the van der Waals interactions caused by Al-O bonding breaking with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The voltage-transmittance characteristics of the twisted nematic - liquid crystal displays (LCDs) on the a-Al 2O3 film indicate potential for use as the LC alignment layer in various LCD display applications.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Oct 30|
|Event||13th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada|
Duration: 2012 Aug 28 → 2012 Sep 2
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics