Ion beam fabrication of aluminum-doped zinc oxide layer for high-performance liquid crystals alignment

Yang Liu, Ju Hwan Lee, Dae Shik Seo

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Abstract

In this paper, a 1.8 keV ion beam (IB) sputtered thin layer of aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) with columnar AZO bumps covering the surface working as an alignment layer for the homogeneous alignment of liquid crystals (LC) is investigated. Bumpy AZO alignment layers in twisted nematic (TN) cells generated larger LC pre-tilt angles and thus enabled accelerated switching of LC, and the highly conductive bumpy AZO thin layers allowed super-fast release of accumulated charges, and led to low residual DC performance. These results indicate the promising applications of AZO bumps layer as alignment layer in LC devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17424-17432
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume24
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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