We introduce an alternative approach to making a reformed PDMS layer as a pretilt controllable alignment layer, which can be used in the vertical alignment (VA) and twisted nematic (TN) modes, by varying the ion beam (IB) energy. Depending on different the dielectric anisotropy of surfaces, PDMS layers have been demonstrated to align LC molecules homogeneously and homeotropically. The electro-optic characteristics of aligned VA and TN-LCD based on PDMS layer were comparable to those of VA and TN-LCD based on polyimide, showing good potential of PDMS film as an alignment layer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics