The subject of liquid crystals and polymers has become an exciting field of research with practical applications in flat panel displays and active optic devices. This book presents the chemistry, physics, and electro-optics of different types of liquid crystals and polymers used in displays. The text covers the structure and physical property relationships, basic principles underlying the major applications, display components, components that enhance display performance, the use of liquid crystals and polymers in emerging display technologies, and polymer lithography.
Basic of Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystal Properties
Type of Displays
Liquid Crystals for Displays
Dyes in Liquid Crystal Displays
Liquid Crystal Alignment and Alignment Materials
Wide Viewing Angle Films
Optical Thin Films
Liquid Crystal and Polymer Composites
Photolithograph in Displays
Chain-Shu Hsu is a Professor of Applied Chemistry at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Liang-Chy Chien is a Professor at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University, Ohio.