Flow-induced high pretilt alignment of liquid crystalline molecules on polymer surface evaluated by optical second-harmonic generation

Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Maki Agawa, Keisuke Kuriyama, Tisato Kajiyama

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Abstract

The alignment of liquid crystalline molecules at the interface between liquid crystal and polyimide surface was investigated on the basis of an optical second-harmonic generation method. It was confirmed for the first time that a uniform alignment of liquid crystalline molecules with a pretilt of about 10° was achieved by simply flowing the liquid crystal on the polyimide-coated substrate surface which produced no pretilt by a standard rubbing treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1501-1505
Number of pages5
Journalpolymer
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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