Foldable Liquid Crystal Devices Using Ultra-Thin Polyimide Substrates and Bonding Polymer Spacers

Yuusuke OBONAI  Yosei SHIBATA  Takahiro ISHINABE  Hideo FUJIKAKE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E100-C   No.11   pp.1039-1042
Publication Date: 2017/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
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Keyword: 
liquid crystal display,  flexible display,  coat-debond method,  polyimide substrate,  polymer spacer,  

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Summary: 
We developed flexible liquid crystal devices using ultra-thin polyimide substrates and bonding polymer spacers, and discussed the effects of polymer spacer structure on the cell thickness uniformity of flexible LCDs. We clarified that the lattice-shaped polymer spacer is effective to stabilize the cell thickness by suppressing the flow of the liquid crystal during bending process.