Alignment structures of cholesteric LC induced by stretched polymer filaments

Hideo Fujikake, Hiroto Sato, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Taiichiro Kurita

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We observed cholesteric liquid crystal alignment induced by a stretched polymer filament. The molecular alignment of the cellulose filament surface anchors liquid crystal molecules in the stretching direction. When the polymer filament was fixed in a cholesteric liquid crystal cell, helical axis of liquid crystal alignment near the filament was controlled to be perpendicular to the filament direction. The polymer filament can induce cylindrical-symmetry helical alignment.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Display Workshops, IDW '06 - Otsu, Japan
Duration: 2006 Dec 62006 Dec 6


Other13th International Display Workshops, IDW '06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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