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LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT CHANNELS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023263D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Optimum optical properties in liquid crystal devices depend on uniform alignment of the molecules within the cell. By merely rubbing a substrate upon which a liquid crystalline material is to reside, non-precise alignment is achieved. Improved alignment has been provided by the use of surface coated chern-ical surfactants and silicone monoxide films vacuum deposited in an oblique fashion onto the substrate.