The alignment effect of nematic liquid crystal on NDLC thin films surface

Chang Joon Park, Hyung Ku Kang, Jeoung Yeon Hwang, Young Hwan Kim, Dae Shik Seo, Han Jin Ahn, Jong Bok Kim, Kyung Chan Kim, Hong Koo Baik

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Abstract

We studied the nematic liquid crystal (NLC) aligning capabilities using the new alignment material of Nitrogen doped diamond-like carbon (NDLC) thin film. The NDLC thin film exhibits high electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity that are similar to the properties shown by diamond-like carbon (DLC) thin films. The diamond-like properties and nondiamond-like bonding make NDLC an attractive candidate for applications. A high pretilt angle of about 9.9° by ion beam (IB) exposure on the NDLC thin film surface was measured. A good LC alignment is achieved by the IB alignment method on the NDLC thin film surface at annealing temperature of 200°C. The alignment defect of the NLC was observed above annealing temperature of 250°C. Consequently, the high pretilt angle and the good LC alignment by the IB alignment method on the NDLC thin film surface can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163/[491]-169/[497]
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Park, C. J., Kang, H. K., Hwang, J. Y., Kim, Y. H., Seo, D. S., Ahn, H. J., Kim, J. B., Kim, K. C., & Baik, H. K. (2005). The alignment effect of nematic liquid crystal on NDLC thin films surface. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 434, 163/[491]-169/[497]. https://doi.org/10.1080/15421400590954902