Liquid crystal alignment on a ZrO2 thin film as a function of ion beam incident angle

Byoung Yong Kim, Young Hwan Kim, Hong Gyu Park, Dae Shik Seo

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Nematic liquid crystal alignment capabilities and electro-optical performance characteristics have first been embodied in a ZrO2 layer using ion-beam irradiation. The study demonstrates that liquid crystal layers can be aligned homogeneously as a function of the incident angle of the ion beam device, which causes a uniform dense plasma. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicated that full oxidation of the ZrO2 thin-film surfaces was produced by ion irradiation, shifting the Zr 3d spectra to lower binding energies. In addition, the electro-optical performance characteristics of twisted nematic cells on a ZrO2 thin-film layer after ion beam irradiation showed similar characteristics to those of a rubbed polyimide cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1384
Number of pages4
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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