In this work, a novel photo-alignment material, poly(cinnamolyethyl methacrylate) (PCEMA), was synthesized by photo-dimerization. We investigated the electro-optical characteristics of twisted nematic (TN)-liquid crystal displays (LCDs) photo-aligned with linearly polarized UV light irradiation at normal direction on the PCEMA surfaces. Excellent voltagetransmittance characteristics were observed. The threshold voltage of the photo-aligned TN-LCD decreases with increasing UV irradiation time. Additionally, response times are almost the same as for a rubbing-aligned TN-LCD.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics