Nanomesh aluminum films for LC alignment: theoretical and experimental modeling

A. K. Dadivanyan, V. V. Belyaev, D. N. Chausov, A. A. Stepanov, A. G. Smirnov, A. G. Tsybin, M. A. Osipov

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Abstract

A porous system for LC alignment is reviewed. Fabrication of nanomesh aluminum films and their porous structure are described. Methods of the nanomesh parameters for optimal LC alignment are discussed. A model of the LC alignment in a porous system is proposed. The LC orientation type is determined by the free anchoring energy and the micropore diameter. The difference between planar and homeotropic anchoring energies appears to be lower than the interaction energy by two orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume611
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2015
Event 25th International Liquid Crystal Conference - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 29 Jun 20144 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • anchoring
  • liquid crystal alignment
  • nanomesh

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    Dadivanyan, A. K., Belyaev, V. V., Chausov, D. N., Stepanov, A. A., Smirnov, A. G., Tsybin, A. G., & Osipov, M. A. (2015). Nanomesh aluminum films for LC alignment: theoretical and experimental modeling. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 611(1), 117-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/15421406.2015.1030196