Rigid formation of aligned polymer fiber network in ferroelectric liquid crystal

Hideo Fujikake, Tahito Aida, Jun Yonai, Hiroshi Kikuchl, Masahiro Kawakita, Kuniharu Takizawa

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A rigid polymer fiber network for fastening two substrates and anchoring a ferroelectric liquid crystal alignment was formed, for the first time, by rapidly polymerizing aligned high-concentration acrylate monomers. The jum-size polymer fibers segregated from a nematic solution of the monomers and the ferroelectric liquid crystal under high temperature and strong ultraviolet light irradiation are oriented in the rubbing direction of the alignment layers. The free-standing composite film having a concentration of the polymer of 20 \vt% exhibited a fast response time of 300/, a high contrast ratio of more than 100 1, and grayscale capability. It is applicable to anti-shock display devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5212-5213
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number9 A
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferroelectric liquid crystal
  • Free-standing composite film
  • Polymer fiber network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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