Applied Physics Letters
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.
Lee, S. H.; Kim, H. Y.; Lee, Y. H.; Park, I. C.; Rho, B. G.; Galabova, H. G.; and Allender, David W. (1998). Wide Viewing Angle, Homeotropic Nematic Liquid-Crystal Display Controlled By Effective Field. Applied Physics Letters 73(4), 470-472. doi: 10.1063/1.121903 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/phypubs/86