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The Effect of Salt on Ion Adsorption on a Siox Alignment Film and Reduced Conductivity of a Liquid Crystal Host
Journal of Applied Physics
  • Yi Huang, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Achintya Bhowmik
  • Philip J. Bos, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Publication Date
6-15-2012
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1063/1.3676263
Keywords
  • Cells
Disciplines
Abstract
It is shown that the addition of salt to liquid crystal cells, using a SiOx alignment layer, can actually reduce the ion concentration. This seeming contradiction may be explained by the ability of salt to complex with water and to aid the drying of the liquid crystal material. The results show a pathway to purifying liquid crystal devices to the extent needed for low-power low-refresh rate displays for e-book applications.
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Copyright 2012 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. Appl. Phys. 111, 024501 (2012) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3676263

Citation Information
Yi Huang, Achintya Bhowmik and Philip J. Bos. "The Effect of Salt on Ion Adsorption on a Siox Alignment Film and Reduced Conductivity of a Liquid Crystal Host" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 111 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip_bos/33/