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Cross-Sectional Observations of Molecular Orientation in LCDs using a UV Curable Liquid Crystal

  • Shin Masuda (a1) (a2), Toshiaki Nose (a1) and Susumu Sato (a1)


Cross-sectional observations of the molecular orientation in typical display modes are demonstrated. ECB (Electrically Controlled Birefringence), Bend and TN (Twisted Nematic) cells are fabricated using a UV curable liquid crystal material. LC cells are photo-polymerized with applying appropriate AC voltages and cut into slices to obtain the cross-sectional images. As a result, frozen molecular orientation states in a cross section of the LC cell are successfully visualized clearly using a polarizing microscope.



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