We studied the state of the dual liquid crystal (LC) alignment which displays both homeotropic and homogeneous alignment on blended polyimide (PI) layer. The research was conducted using rubbing method at different imidizing temperatures and the blended PI was made using homeotropic PI having an alkyl side chain and homogeneous PI without the side chain. The uniform LC alignments were achieved, and have thermal stability. The results of contact angles were similar to that of pretilt angles.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the MKE (The Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) Support program supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) (NIPA-2009-C1090-0902-0018).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics