Inorganic alignment layers using noncontact method for liquid crystal displays

Kyung Chan Kim, Han Jin Ahn, Jong Bok Kim, Byoung Har Hwang, Hong Koo Baik, Se Jong Lee

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Abstract

Inorganic alignment materials were deposited on indium-tin-oxide (ITO) glass by reactive sputtering deposition. After deposition, inorganic alignment materials such as a-SiOx and a-SiOx:H were irradiated using an Ar+ ion beam (IB) for liquid crystal (LC) alignment. On the basis of the experimental results, an a-SiOx film deposited by sputtering does not align LCs regardless of IB treatment, but an a-SiO x:H film treated with varying IB energies, IB incident angles, IB doses, and IB irradiation times has excellent alignment properties and electro optical properties, the same as polyimide (PI). We investigated period of the stability of an inorganic alignment layer treated with IB after a long time. From the experimental results, the inorganic alignment layer irradiated with an IB does not experience degradation of its electro optical properties. These results imply that an inorganic alignment layer irradiated with IB can be adopted as an LC alignment layer instead of rubbed PI and that hydrogen plays an important role in LC alignment due to the difference in alignment properties between a-SiOx films and a-SiOx:H films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8071-8076
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 9

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Liquid crystal displays
Ion beams
liquid crystals
alignment
ion beams
Liquid crystals
polyimides
Polyimides
Optical properties
sputtering
optical properties
ITO glass
Reactive sputtering
indium oxides
tin oxides
Dosimetry
Sputtering
Irradiation
degradation
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Kim, Kyung Chan ; Ahn, Han Jin ; Kim, Jong Bok ; Hwang, Byoung Har ; Baik, Hong Koo ; Lee, Se Jong. / Inorganic alignment layers using noncontact method for liquid crystal displays. In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers. 2005 ; Vol. 44, No. 11. pp. 8071-8076.
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Inorganic alignment layers using noncontact method for liquid crystal displays. / Kim, Kyung Chan; Ahn, Han Jin; Kim, Jong Bok; Hwang, Byoung Har; Baik, Hong Koo; Lee, Se Jong.

In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers, Vol. 44, No. 11, 09.11.2005, p. 8071-8076.

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