Characteristics of SnPc-doped ferroelectric liquid crystal cells

Ruibo Lu, Keshu Xu, Zhongqing Xing, Yongkang Le, Huihua Deng, Jianhua Gu, Ning Gu, Zuhong Lu

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-494
Number of pages4
JournalSupramolecular Science
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Molecular Electronics and Biocomputing - Nanjing, China
Duration: Nov 10 1997Nov 12 1997

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