Pseudo-Lattice Method for Dynamic 3-D Liquid-Crystal Director Simulation

Mutsumi KIMURA  Tokuro OZAWA  Satoshi INOUE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C   No.3   pp.513-519
Publication Date: 2000/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic Displays
pseudo-lattice,  dynamic,  3-D,  liquid-crystal,  director,  simulation,  

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The pseudo-lattice method has been developed for dynamic 3-D liquid-crystal director simulation in thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays. Its feature is that the equation of motion of the director is not formularized from the real-lattices, but from the pseudo-lattices organized between the real-lattices. The director on the pseudo-lattice is calculated from the real-lattices by insertion. The objective is to simulate the continuous nematic symmetry correctly and to reduce time and memory needed for the calculation. Especially in this paper, the pseudo-lattice method is explained in detail. Moreover, experiments have been done, and the simulated behavior and location of the bright line, which is caused by the distortion of the director profile, were confirmed to be the same as the actual ones. In particular, the movement and elimination process of the bright line were simulated for the first time.