Physicochemically modified anisotropic polyacrylamide thin film via ion-beam treatment for liquid crystal system

Dong Wook Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Jin Young Oh, Dae Shik Seo

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Abstract

We investigated ion-beam (IB)-treated polyacrylamide (PAM) film as a liquid crystal (LC) alignment layer. Polarized optical microscopy and pretilt angle analysis show the uniform LC alignment status. Atomic force microscopy shows the IB etching effect, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicates the formation of carbon–oxygen bonds on the surface, which ensured the uniform alignment of LC molecules via van der Waals forces interaction. The reformed PAM films also had good thermal budgets and optical transparency for the LC system. The IB-treated PAM films demonstrated stable electro-optical performances in a twisted nematic LC system. Hence, IB treatment can be an effective method to apply several polymer materials to the LC alignment layer, and IB-irradiated PAM films have remarkable potential for use in the LC system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2100207
JournalPlasma Processes and Polymers
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics

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