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Wide Viewing Angle, Homeotropic Nematic Liquid-Crystal Display Controlled By Effective Field
Applied Physics Letters
  • S. H Lee, Hyundai Electronics Industries
  • H. Y Kim, Hyundai Electronics Industries
  • Y. H Lee, Hyundai Electronics Industries
  • I. C Park, Hyundai Electronics Industries
  • B. G Rho, Hyundai Electronics Industries
  • H. G Galabova, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • David W Allender, Kent State University
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The electro-opticproperties of a liquid-crystal display associated with a homeotropic to multidomainlike transition for a liquid crystal with a positive dielectricanisotropy have been investigated. The cell plates are prepared in such a way that, in the absence of an electric field, the liquid-crystal alignment is homeotropic. an electric field created by interdigitated electrodes on both substrates causes a director deformation of a multidomain type. The display shows wide viewing angle, excellent color characteristics, and a fast response time. The molecular director configuration, together with the electro-optic characteristics of the device, are discussed in this letter.

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S. H Lee, H. Y Kim, Y. H Lee, I. C Park, et al.. "Wide Viewing Angle, Homeotropic Nematic Liquid-Crystal Display Controlled By Effective Field" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 73 Iss. 4 (1998) p. 470 - 472
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