Azimuthal nematic bistability at nanoimprinted surface groove

Jin Seog Gwag, Jun Ichi Fukuda, Makoto Yoneya, Hiroshi Yokoyama

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Azimuthal nematic bistability was induced by a composition action between two azimuthally orthogonal anchoring energies which were led by the combination of a nanoimprinted groove and a mechanical rubbing. The azimuthal easy directions can be controlled by the modulation of groove pitch and rubbing conditions. Fukuda's model is used to express surface anchoring of nematic liquid crystal in surface groove.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Display Workshops, IDW '07 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: Dec 5 2007Dec 5 2007


Other14th International Display Workshops, IDW '07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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