Alignment Films for Liquid Crystal Devices

  • Shunsuke Kobayashi
  • Koji Kuroda
  • Makoto Matsuo
  • Michinori Nishikawa


In order to do research on liquid crystals, to fabricate liquid crystal devices, or to mass-produce liquid crystal displays (LCDs), it is necessary to orient the liquid crystalline molecules in a liquid crystalline cell, except some in a few cases. The reason is that most liquid crystalline molecules are either rod like or disc shaped, and they have the natural tendency to orient each other. However, it is necessary to actively orient such molecules on a substrate in a cell for many practical purposes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shunsuke Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Koji Kuroda
    • 2
  • Makoto Matsuo
    • 3
  • Michinori Nishikawa
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, Liquid Crystal InstituteTokyo University of Science in YamaguchiTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Dai Nippon Techno Research Co., Ltd.TokyoJapan
  4. 4.Display Materials Research LaboratoriesJSR CorporationYokkaichiJapan

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