This letter demonstrates liquid crystal (LC) alignment on solution-derived Zn-doped GaO (ZnGaO) films using an ion beam (IB) method. Homogeneous and uniform LC alignment was achieved on IB-irradiated ZnGaO films. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to analyze the chemical bonding states of the IB-irradiated ZnGaO surfaces to verify the compositional behavior for LC alignment. In addition, ZnGaO films with twisted nematic cells exhibited electro-optical characteristics comparable with those of a conventional polyimide layer for potential LC display applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering