Dual Domainlike, Vertically Aligned Nematic Liquid Crystal Display Driven by In-Plane Field

Seung Hee LEE  Hyang Yul KIM  In Cheol PARK  Won Gon LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C   No.11   pp.1681-1684
Publication Date: 1998/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Electronic Displays)
homeotropic liquid crystal display,  interdigital electrodes,  wide viewing angle,  

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A homeotropic liquid crystal display utilizing a liquid crystal with positive dielectric anisotropy, 13. 3" XGA TFT-LCD, has been fabricated. The rubbing-free device, appears black in the absence of electric field. When an electric field generated by interdigital electrodes is applied, a bend deformation of molecular director to the direction of the field occurs and thus the cell transmits light, showing brightness uniformity in all directions owing to the dual domainlike director configuration. With an addition of negative-birefringent film, this device shows excellent viewing angle characteristics.