Author(s): Lin YH, Li JK, Chu TY, Hsu HK
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Abstract A bistable, polarizer-free, and reflective electro-optical switch based on a droplet manipulation on a liquid crystal and polymer composite film (LCPCF) is demonstrated. A color droplet on LCPCF can be manipulated by a wettability gradient owning to the distribution of LC directors anchored among the polymer grains on LCPCF. The contrast ratio is around 8:1 in a reflective mode. The potential applications of droplet manipulation are electronic papers and reflective displays. (c) 2010 Optical Society of America.
This article was published in Opt Express
and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology