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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jul 2015|
|Event|| 25th International Liquid Crystal Conference - Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 29 Jun 2014 → 4 Jul 2014
- liquid crystal alignment