Variable liquid crystal pretilt angles by nanostructured surfaces

Fion S. Yeung, Jacob Y. Ho, Y. W. Li, F. C. Xie, Ophelia K. Tsui, P. Sheng, H. S. Kwok
2006 Applied Physics Letters  
Variable liquid crystal pretilt angles of any value from 0 to 90°can be obtained by using a nanostructured alignment layer. This layer is robust and reliable. The pretilt angles obtained are stable against high storage and operating temperatures, and have strong anchoring energies.
doi:10.1063/1.2171491 fatcat:xazrqjbg4bgvpkvzcd5q5ksllq