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Composite Materials Containing Perfluorinated and Siloxane Units for Vertical Alignment of Liquid Crystals

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Here we report on the study of vertical alignment of a nematic liquid crystal due to the segregation between perfluorinated and the polysiloxane groups of a multi-component composite alignment material. The measured surface anchoring energy was found to depend on the relative amount of polysiloxane matrix in the composite material. These kind of self-assembly will reduce the preparation time for display by eliminating few steps.

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R. Alla, G. Hegde, L. Komitov, A. Morelli, E. Chiellini and G. Galli, "Composite Materials Containing Perfluorinated and Siloxane Units for Vertical Alignment of Liquid Crystals," Soft Nanoscience Letters, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 11-13. doi: 10.4236/snl.2013.31003.


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