The transition from the splay to bend state in the OCB cell

Ken Kuboki, Tetsuya Miyashita, Takahiro Ishinabe, Tatsuo Uchida

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Optically compensated bend mode (OCU-mode) LCD is promising for next generation displays, because it offers the fast response times and a wide viewing angle. However, this mode, requires a transition of the liquid crystals from an initial splay state to bend state before operation. This study analyzed the conditions under which thin transition, is generated. Consequently, a method of creating a transition nucleus for splay to bend state by controlling the boundary of right and left twist state and that of asymmetrical up and down state was established.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMolecular crystals and liquid crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 19th International Liquid Crystal Conference, ILCC2002 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2002 Jun 302002 Jul 5


  • OCB mode
  • Splay wall
  • Transition
  • Twist disclination line

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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