Liquid Crystal Alignment and Electrooptical Characteristics of Vertical Alignment Liquid Crystal Display on SiOx Thin Film Obliquely Deposited by Sputtering
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We studied the effects of liquid crystal (LC) alignment characteristics on a SiOx thin films of various thicknesses deposited at an oblique angle of 45° by RF magnetic sputtering. A uniform LC alignment characteristic was achieved on the SiOx thin film, and the pretilt angle was about 90°. The thermal stability of the SiOx thin film was sustained until 200 °C. There was no difference in LC aligning capability owing to the thickness of SiOx thin film obliquely deposited at 45°. The vertical alignment liquid crystal display (VA-LCD) on the SiOx thin film deposited at the oblique angle of 45° by sputtering showed good electrooptical characteristics. These results suggest that a uniform homeotropic LC alignment can be achieved and a large VA-LCD can be produced by sputtering.
- Jpn J Appl Phys
Jpn J Appl Phys 45(48), L1280-L1282, 2006-12-25
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