Nanostructured orientational surface patterns for functional LC alignment

Hiroshi Yokoyama, Niitsuma Jun-ichi, Jin Seog Gwag, Junichi Fukuda, Makoto Yoneya

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Orientational microscopic patterning of the alignment surface of liquid crystals has attracted rapidly increasing attention through the last decade as a novel approach to functionalization of otherwise inert liquid-crystal cell surfaces. Here, I will briefly review the underlying principle of the patterned alignment and also the development of fabrication processes. Recent results of photo-alignment and nanoimprint lithography technologies as applied to large-area processing are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDW '09 - Proceedings of the 16th International Display Workshops
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Display Workshops, IDW '09 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: Dec 9 2009Dec 11 2009


Other16th International Display Workshops, IDW '09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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