Study of polymer-stabilised blue phase liquid crystal on a single substrate

Naoto Endo, Takahiro Matsumoto, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Munehiro Kimura

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Abstract

One outstanding feature of the polymer-stabilised blue phase (PSBP) is that it is unnecessary to form an alignment film, which requires a high-temperature baking process. Therefore, PSBPs may enable flexible liquid crystal displays (LCDs) on plastic substrates. In this study, polymer stabilisation of a blue phase (BP) on a single substrate was performed without using a conventional sandwich-type cell, and the electro-optical properties are demonstrated to be similar to those of a sandwich-type PSBP LCD cell. It was experimentally shown that the oxygen which inhibits radical polymerisation is required to be excluded in order to complete the polymer stabilisation in blue phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-76
Number of pages11
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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