Title

Electrically tunable wettability of liquid crystal/polymer composite films

Authors

Authors

Y. H. Lin; H. W. Ren; Y. H. Wu; S. T. Wu; Y. Zhao; J. Y. Fang;H. C. Lin

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

CONTACT-ANGLE; SURFACE; Optics

Abstract

An electrically tunable wettability in a liquid crystal/polymer composite film is demonstrated, in which liquid crystal molecules are anchored among polymer grains. The tunable wettability of the composite films originates from the reorientation of the anchored liquid-crystal molecules, which is switched by an in-plane electric field with squared pulses of voltages. These liquid crystal/polymer composite films with electrically tunable wettability have potential applications in polarizer-free displays, ink-jet printing, microfluidic devices, and lab-on-a-chip. (C) 2008 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

16

Issue/Number

22

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

17591

Last Page

17598

WOS Identifier

WOS:000260865900045

ISSN

1094-4087

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