Determination of polar anchoring strength for polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal device

Jais Bin Lias, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Munehiro Kimura, Tadashi Akahane

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿記事

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Quantitative evaluation of a coupling coefficient between the blue phase (BP) liquid crystal (LC) and the diacrylate-type polymer, which is to be either the framework or the defect line of the polymer-stabilized (PS) BPLC, is an important subject. As a coupling coefficient, the polar anchoring strength Wd between the BPLC and the diacrylate-type polymer prepared inside a thin hybrid alignment nematic (HAN) cell was evaluated by means of oblique incidence transmission spectroscopic ellipsometry. As an example, the polar anchoring strength Wd = 1.87 × 10-4J/m2 is measured at the interface between host BPLC material with the diacrylate-type polymer performing vertical alignment (VA).

ジャーナルJapanese journal of applied physics
発行部数8 PART 1
出版物ステータス出版済み - 8 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)