In-Plane Switching Mode for Liquid Crystal Displays Using a DNA Alignment Layer

Yun Jeong Cha, Min Jun Gim, Kyunghwan Oh, Dong Ki Yoon

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Abstract

We successfully fabricated the in-plane switching mode (IPS) LC display (LCD) based on a double stranded DNA (dsDNA) alignment layer. As widely known, the DNA has the right-handed double helical structure that has naturally grown grooves with a very regular period, which can be used as an alignment layer to control the orientation of liquid crystal (LC) molecules. The LC molecules on this topographical layer of DNA material align obliquely at a specific angle with respect to the direction of DNA chains, providing an instant and convenient tool for the fabrication of the IPS display compared to the conventional ways such as rubbing and mechanical shearing methods. The electro-optical performance and response time of this device were also investigated. Our result will be of great use in further exploration of the electro-optical properties of the other biomaterials. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13627-13632
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume7
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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