Alignment Technology and Applications of Liquid Crystal Devices (Liquid Crystals Book Series)

Alignment Technology and Applications of Liquid Crystal Devices (Liquid Crystals Book Series)

By: Nobuyuki Itoh (author), Masaki Hasegawa (author), Ray Hasegawa (author), Kohki Takatoh (author), Masanori Sakamoto (author), Mitsushiro Koden (author)Hardback

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Alignment phenomena are characteristic of liquid crystalline materials, and understanding them is critically important in understanding the essential features and behavior of liquid crystals and the performance of Liquid Crystal Devices (LCDs). Furthermore, in LCD production lines, the alignment process is of practical importance. Alignment Technologies and Applications of Liquid Crystal Devices demonstrates both the fundamental and practical aspects of alignment phenomena in liquid crystals. The physical basis of alignment phenomena is first introduced in order to aid the understanding of the various physical phenomena observed in the interface between liquid crystalline materials and alignment layer surfaces. Methods for the characterization of surfaces, which induce the alignment phenomena, and of the alignment layer itself are introduced. These methods are useful for the research of liquid crystalline materials and devices in academic research as well as in industry. In the practical sections, the alignment methods used in the LCD production lines are introduced with various other trials for the alignment technologies. LCD performances are also discussed in relation to alignment phenomena. The authors have a wide range of experience in both academic research and in industry. This book will be of interest to researchers and engineers working in the LCD industry, and for physics and chemistry researchers studying liquid crystalline materials.


Contents Preface Overview, Kohki Takatoh Development of the LCD Market Improvement of Viewing Angle Dependence of the Contrast Ratio Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals Development of Novel Alignment Method The Characteristics of this Book RubbingTechnologies: Mechanisms and Applications, Masaki Hasegawa Introduction Rubbing Mechanisms Applications Non-rubbing Methods Introduction, Masaki Hasegawa Photoalignment, Masaki Hasegawa Oblique Evaporation Method, Masanori Sakamoto Liquid Crystal Alignment on Microgroove Surfaces, Kohki Takatoh LB Membranes for the Alignment Layer, Kohki Takatoh PTFE Drawn Films for Alignment Layers, Kohki Takatoh Liquid Crystalline Alignment on Chemically Treated Surfaces, Kohki Takatoh Applications of Nematic Liquid Crystals Summary of Molecular Alignment and Device Applications, Ray Hasegawa Twisted Nematic (TN), Ray Hasegawa Super Twisted Nematic (STN), Nobuyuki Itoh The IPS (In-Plane Switching) Mode, Mitsuhiro Koden Vertical Alignment (VA) Mode and Multi-domain Vertical Alignment (MVA) Mode, Kohki Takatoh Pi Cell, Masaki Hasegawa Multi-domain Mode, Kohki Takatoh Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals (PDLC), Ray Hasegawa Alignment Phenomena of Smectic Liquid Crystals Layer Structure and Molecular Orientation of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Nobuyuki Itoh Alignment and Bistability of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Kohki Takatoh Applications of Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals Molecular Orientations and Display Performance in FLC Displays, Mitsuhiro Koden Alignment and Performance of AFLCD, Kohki Takatoh Application of FLC/AFLC Materials to Active-matrix Devices, Kohki Takatoh Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780748409020
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780748409020
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0748409025

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