We have studied the liquid crystal (LC) alignment and tilt angle generation of a nematic liquid crystal (NLC) on a homeotropic polyimide (PI) surface using a new ion beam source. The tilt angle of the NLC on the homeotropic PI surface for all incident angles is about 38° and this angle has a stabilization trend. A good LC alignment of the NLC on the homeotropic PI surface by to exposure ion beam of 45° incidence angle was observed. Also, the tilt angle of the NLC on the homeotropic PI surface by to exposure ion beam of 45° incidence angle had a tendency to decrease as ion beam energy density increased. Thus, we demonstrated that the tilt angle could be controlled from vertical to horizontal directions. Also, the alignment character of the NLC on the homeotropic PI surface with respect to ion beam energy was good at more than 1500 eV. Finally, a superior LC alignment thermal stability on the homeotropic PI surface subject to ion beam exposure was achieved.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||10 A|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Oct 9|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)