This work reports the measurement of the effective order parameter of liquid crystals on the dual easy axes substrate. The effective order parameter of liquid crystals is determined from the polarized ultraviolet absorption of host-guest liquid crystals in a wedge cell. Experimental findings indicate that the ratio of the rubbing strengths in the two rubbing directions and the cell thickness substantially affect the effective order parameter of the liquid crystal molecules. The energetic competition between the surface anchoring in the two rubbing directions contributes to the observed results.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Dec 1|
|Event||IDW/AD'05 - 12th International Display Workshops in Conjunction with Asia Display 2005 - Takamatsu, Japan|
Duration: 2005 Dec 6 → 2005 Dec 9
|Other||IDW/AD'05 - 12th International Display Workshops in Conjunction with Asia Display 2005|
|Period||05-12-06 → 05-12-09|
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