Tin phthalocyanine (SnPc)-doped polymer films were used to align ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLC). A stripe-shaped domain structure was obtained spontaneously in the initial alignment of the surface-stabilized cells. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was introduced to investigate the aligning films. It was discovered that the modified aligning films show a polymer aggregate chain structure oriented along the rubbing direction that may play an important role in the FLC alignment. The stability, memory capability and response time of the cell were improved and enhanced through the doping process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing - Nanjing, China|
Duration: Nov 10 1997 → Nov 12 1997
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