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We report high performance liquid crystal displays (LCDs), including fringe field switching (p-FFS) and in-plane switching (pIPS), with a small average dielectric constant (ε) but positive dielectric anisotropy material. Our low ε based p-FFS and pIPS LCDs offer several attractive properties, such as high transmittance, low operation voltage, fast response(More)
Using our new negative Δ LC material in a fringing field switching (n-FFS) cell, we demonstrated superior performances to conventional positive Δ FFS (p-FFS) LCD in transmittance, viewing angle, cell gap sensitivity, gamma curve, while keeping a comparable operation voltage and response time. Therefore, n-FFS has potential to replace p-FFS for(More)
We report five ultra-low viscosity nematic liquid crystal mixtures with birefringence around 0.1, dielectric anisotropy in the range of 3 to 6, and clearing temperature about 80°C. A big advantage of these low viscosity mixtures is low activation energy, which significantly suppresses the rising rate of viscosity at low temperatures. Using our mixture M3 as(More)
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The dynamic response of a polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal (BPLC) is comprised of two distinct processes: Kerr effect-induced local reorientation and electrostriction-induced lattice distortion. A double exponential rise/decay model is proposed to analyze the underlying physical mechanisms. If the electric field is below a critical field (E c),(More)
We review recent progress in the development of high birefringence (Δn ≥ 0.12) negative dielectric anisotropy (Δε < 0) liquid crystals (LCs) for direct-view and projection displays. For mobile displays, our UCF-N2 (low viscosity, negative Δε, high Δn) based homogeneous alignment fringe-field switching (called n-FFS) mode exhibits superior performance to(More)
We propose a new A-film-enhanced fringe field switching (A-FFS) liquid crystal display whose required dΔn value is only λ/4, which is one-half of a conventional FFS. Fast response time can be achieved by either decreasing the cell gap (d) or choosing a low birefringence (Δn) and low-viscosity liquid crystal. The effect of dΔn mismatch between A-film and FFS(More)
We demonstrate two ultra-low viscosity liquid crystal mixtures to enable field-sequential-color wearable displays for low temperature operation, while keeping a wide color gamut. Our mixtures offer ~4X faster response time than a commercial material at 20°C and ~8X faster at −20°C. Other major attractive features include: (1) submillisecond response time at(More)
We report three liquid crystal (LC) mixtures with a wide nematic range (−40°C to ~100°C), small visco-elastic coefficient and low activation energy for vehicular displays. Physical properties at different temperatures were characterized. These LCs greatly improve the performance of different display devices in a car: 1) for head-up projection using(More)
b We report the low temperature and high frequency effects on polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals (BPLCs) comprising of a large dielectric anisotropy nematic host. Debye dielectric relaxation sets a practical limit even when the device operation temperature is still within the blue phase range. To explain these phenomena, we propose a model to(More)