Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals

Surface modification of liquid crystal alignment layer by photochemical reaction

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The photochemical attachment of functional group of liquid crystal process in the presence of chemical vapor are discussed. A patternable surface chemical property modification scheme by photochemical attachment of a functional group was found. The source of the functional group was supplied as a gas phase material. This scheme can be applied to a photo alignment of liquid crystal display to control its pretilt angle.