Liquid crystal (LC) alignment capabilities with ion beam (IB) exposure on a diamond like carbon (DLC) layer were studied. A high pretilt angle of 3.5° with IB exposure on the DLC layer can be obtained. Superior LC alignment with the IB alignment method on the DLC layer was observed until an annealing temperature of 200°C. Also, excellent voltage-transmittance (V-T) curve of the ion beam aligned twisted nematic (TN) cell with oblique ion beam exposure on the DLC surface for 1 min was observed. The fast response time of the ion beam aligned TN cell with oblique ion beam exposure on the DLC surface for 1 min can be achieved. The residual DC property of the ion beam aligned TN cell with ion beam exposure on the DLC layer for 1 min is almost same as that of the rubbing aligned TN cell on a rubbed polyimide (PI) surface.
|Journal||Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||Proceedings of the 19th International Liquid Crystal Conference, ILCC2002 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 2002 Jun 30 → 2002 Jul 5
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Laboratory program (MI-0203-00-0008).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics