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Alignment of a nematic liquid crystal on nano-grooved material

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  • Jin Seog Gwag,

    1. Department of Physics, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712-749, Republic of Korea
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  • Jonghoon Yi,

    1. Department of Physics, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712-749, Republic of Korea
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  • Jin Hyuk Kwon,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712-749, Republic of Korea
    • Department of Physics, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712-749, Republic of Korea
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  • Makoto Yoneya,

    1. Liquid Crystal Nano-System Project, ERATO-SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-2635, Japan
    2. Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan
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  • Hiroshi Yokoyama

    1. Liquid Crystal Nano-System Project, ERATO-SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-2635, Japan
    2. Nanotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan
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Abstract

We demonstrate the alignment characteristics of a nematic liquid crystal on the surface of a nanoimprinted material that is a functionally graduated composite suitable for the alignment of a liquid crystal on a groove surface processed by nanoimprinting lithography. With the electro-optic characteristics shown in twisted nematic and in-plane switching modes, the potential liquid crystal applications are examined. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2011

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