Progress In Liquid Crystal (Lc) Science And Technology: In Honor Of Kobayashi's 80th Birthday, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814417602
  • ISBN-13: 9789814417600
  • DDC: 530.429
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 716 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The presence of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) marks the advances in mobile phones and television development over the last few decades. Japanese companies were the first to commercialize passive-matrix TNLCDs and, later on, high-resolution activematrix LCDs.Prof. Shunsuke Kobayashi has made essential contributions to Japans prominence in LCD development throughout this period. He is well-known not only for his own groundbreaking research, but also for the training of many prominent figures in the display industry, both in Japan and in other countries.This book brings together many prominent researchers in the field of liquid crystal science and technology, to share with us the key developments in LCD over the last few decades. It comprises of five categories - from basic physics and chemistry of liquid crystals, to detailed descriptions of alignment technologies, wide viewing angle technologies, LC optics, and display applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Reminiscences.
2: Introduction: Memories of 43 Years of Liquid Crystal Research.
3: LC Materials.
4: Symmetry and the Physical Properties of Liquid Crystals.
5: Defect Textures of Liquid Crystals.
6: Electric Birefringence in the Isotropic Phase of Nematic Liquid Crystals.
7: Development History of Liquid Crystal Displays and Its Materials.
8: Cholesteric Blue Phases under Confinement: Skyrmion Lattices and Other Exotic Defect Structures.
9: Smectic Liquid Crystals and Their Display Uses.
10: Alignment Technologies.
11: Nanostructured Alignment Surfaces for Liquid Crystals.
12: Photoalignment of Liquid Crystals: Applications to Fast Response Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals and Rewritable Photonic Devices.
13: Application of UV-Curable Liquid Crystals.
14: Alignment Layer Considerations for Defect-Free Bistable SmC* Devices.
15: Fast Switching Surface-Polymer-Assisted Vertically Aligned Displays.
16: Wide Viewing Angle Technologies.
17: Vertical Alignment Technology.
18: The Advance of Patterned Vertical Alignment Technology.
19: Homogeneously Aligned Liquid Crystal Displays: In-Plane Switching versus Fringe-Field Switching*.
20: Important Developments in Wide Viewing Angle LCD Technology.
21: LC Optics.
22: Photophysical Properties of Light Responsive Liquid Crystals in Polymeric Templates.
23: Review of Optics of Liquid Crystal Topical Meetings.
24: Measurement of Liquid Crystal Cell Parameters.
25: Liquid Crystal Lens for Three-Dimensional Display Applications.
26: Optical Torques and Light Orbital and Spin Angular Momentum Transfer in Liquid Crystals.
27: LC Displays and Applications.
28: Sub-Millisecond Response Liquid Crystals for Display and Photonics Devices.
29: Fast Switching Liquid Crystal Displays.
30: Principles of Three-Dimensional Display Based on Liquid Crystal Panel by Integral Imaging.
31: Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals.
32: Polymer-Stabilized Liquid Crystal Displays*.
33: Self-Compensating Van Displays for High-Contrast Projection and Direct-View Applications.
34: Reflective and Transflective Liquid Crystal Display Devices.
35: Methods to Reduce Power Consumption of Liquid Crystal Displays.