Publication Title

Applied Physics Letters

Publication Date

7-2006

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.2221887

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

We developed a composite system to produce robust bistable smectic-A (SmA) liquid crystal based flexible displays by encapsulating the liquid crystal material in a polymer wall structure. While keeping all the intrinsic bistable properties of the SmA material, the field-induced polymer walls bridge the two display substrates and bring significant advantages over the polymer dispersed liquid crystal structure. Here we analyze the performance of an encapsulated pixel and demonstrate superior electro-optical characteristics, high contrast ratio, and excellent sunlight readability. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.

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Copyright 2006 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 Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 031101 (2006) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2221887.


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