Influence of the two-directionally-rubbed substrate on the alignment of liquid crystals

Chi Yen Huang, Yao Sheng Huang, Jing Rui Tian, Sih Jheng Yeh

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Abstract

The alignment of liquid crystals (LCs) on a two-directionally-rubbed substrate is investigated. The two-directionally-rubbed substrate distorts and frustrates the orientation of the LCs next to it, and hence influences the order parameter of the LC cell. Experimental findings indicate that the rubbing strengths in the different rubbing directions and the cell thickness significantly affect the order parameter, and hence affect the electro-optical response of the LC cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume265
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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