17 August 2010 Emerging blue phase liquid crystal displays
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Device physics and electro-optical properties of emerging polymer-stabilized blue-phase liquid crystal displays (BPLCDs) are investigated. The novel protruded electrodes generate strong horizontal electric fields which penetrate deeply into the bulk LC layer. As a result, the operating voltage is reduced from over 50Vrms to ~10 Vrms, which for the first time enables the BP-LCDs to be addressed by amorphous silicon thin-film-transistors (TFTs). Kerr constant effect from the material side is also evaluated quantitatively. Widespread application of TFT BP-LCDs is foreseeable.
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Linghui Rao, Zhibing Ge, Shin-Tson Wu, "Emerging blue phase liquid crystal displays", Proc. SPIE 7775, Liquid Crystals XIV, 77750Y (17 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861591; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.861591
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