Review of Scientific Instruments
surface alignment, liquid-crystals
We present a fully automated maskless exposure system for the fabrication of microscopic orientational surface alignment patterns. The maskless system allows us to fabricate arbitrary surface patterns over a 2 mm × 2 mm area with a resolution of 2.2 μm. A confocal autofocus system insures accurate and repeatable focus. Microscopic orientational surface patterns have been demonstrated to exhibit a variety of novel functionalities, such as surface alignment multi-stability.
Culbreath, Christopher; Glazar, Nikolaus; and Yokoyama, Hiroshi (2011). Note: Automated Maskless Micro-Multidomain Photoalignment. Review of Scientific Instruments 82(12). doi: 10.1063/1.3669528 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/cpippubs/258