Alignment of liquid crystals infiltrated into porous thin films with tailored nanostructures grown by glancing angle deposition

N.G. Wakefield, A.L. Elias, M.J. Brett, J.C. Sit, D.J. Broer

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Traditional liquid crystal alignment techniques influence mesogen alignment at the substrate alone, and rely on interactions between molecules to extend that alignment throughout a device's thickness. An alternative approach is the use of a nanostructured host that provides a large surface contact area with a guest liquid crystalline material and can extend for micrometres beyond the substrate. This permits a greater degree of control over the mesogens and allows alignment control throughout the thickness of the nanostructured host. We present the realization and experimental results using hosts fabricated through a specialized thin film process known as glancing angle deposition.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)85-96
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume475
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2007

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