Switching characteristics of Silica nanoparticle-doped dual-mode liquid crystal device

Chi-Yen Huang, Chien Cheng Lai, Yi Jen Huang, Jian Hong Chen

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We investigate the switching characteristics of a silica nanoparticle-doped dual-mode liquid crystal (LC) display. In the multistable mode, aggregated silica networks impede the relaxation of LCs and increase the response time of the cell. A low-frequency AC pulse voltage rotates LCs and breaks aggregated silica networks. The breaking of silica networks accelerates the relaxation of LCs and hence decreases the response time of the cell. The low-frequency AC pulse voltage gives the cell a fast response time of ∼23 ms, which is ∼4% of our previous result.

Original languageEnglish
Article number028003
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number2 Part 1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1


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

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