Liquid crystal alignment on solution derived zinc oxide films via ion beam irradiation

Hong Gyu Park, Jae Jun Han, Dae Shik Seo

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A 75-nm-thick ZnO film was deposited by a sol-gel method on indium-tin oxide (ITO)-coated glass. This film served as a liquid crystal (LC) alignment layer. We report the fabrication and characteristics of this film after ion-beam (IB) irradiation. Uniform LC alignment was achieved at an IB incident energy above 2400 eV. The IB-treated ZnO surface was analyzed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), monitoring the intensity of the Zn 2p and O 1s peaks as a function of IB-irradiation energy density. The electro-optical (EO) characteristics of a twisted nematic-liquid crystal display (TN-LCD) were comparable to rubbed polyimide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2883-2886
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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