Flexible Polymer-Wall-Stabilized Blue-Phase Liquid Crystal Cell Using Plastic Substrates

Hideki SAKAI  Takahiro ISHINABE  Hideo FUJIKAKE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E98-C   No.11   pp.1043-1046
Publication Date: 2015/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E98.C.1043
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
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Keyword: 
liquid crystal display,  flexible display,  plastic substrate,  cholesteric blue phase,  polymer wall,  

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Summary: 
To develop a flexible liquid crystal display (LCD) with a wide viewing angle range and high contrast ratio, we have proposed a flexible blue-phase LC device sustained by polymer walls inside the LC cell. We clarified that the polymer walls can maintain a constant cell gap and suppress the generation of alignment defects of the blue-phase LC in a bending state.