Title

Low voltage blue-phase liquid crystal displays

Authors

Authors

L. H. Rao; Z. B. Ge; S. T. Wu;S. H. Lee

Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

Physics, Applied

Abstract

A protrusion electrode structure is proposed to dramatically lower the operation voltage of the emerging blue-phase liquid crystal displays (BP-LCDs). Simulation results indicate that the generated horizontal electric field is not only strong but also penetrates deeply into the bulk LC layer. As a result, a low voltage (similar to 10 V(rms)) and reasonably high transmittance (similar to 70%) BP-LCD can be achieved. This approach enables the BP-LCDs to be addressed by amorphous silicon thin-film transistors (TFTs). Widespread application of TFT BP-LCDs is foreseeable. (C) 2009 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3271771]

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

95

Issue/Number

23

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000272627700001

ISSN

0003-6951

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