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Electro‐optical characteristics and switching behavior of the in‐plane switching mode
Electro‐optical characteristics related to the threshold behavior of liquid crystals when using the in‐plane switching (IPS) mode were investigated with interdigital electrodes. In order to analyzeExpand
Sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy of a helically structured conjugated polymer.
Sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy was used as a novel technique to probe the molecular chirality of thin polymer films. Chiral vibrational spectra of poly(bithienylene-phenylene) were obtained,Expand
Response mechanism of nematic liquid crystals using the in‐plane switching mode
A response mechanism of nematic liquid crystals following the switching‐on and off of an in‐plane electric field when using the in‐plane switching (IPS) mode was investigated. Simplified theoreticalExpand
Switching of negative and positive dielectro-anisotropic liquid crystals by in-plane electric fields
This article compares switching behaviors between negative (Nn) and positive (Np) dielectro-anisotropic nematic liquid crystals driven by an in-plane electric field which is generated withExpand
Sum-frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy of side alkyl chain structures of polyimide surfaces
Sum-frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy was used to study how side alkyl chains of a polyimide are oriented at the air–polymer interface and how they are affected by mechanicalExpand
Structure of the glycerol liquid/vapor interface studied by sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy
Surface-specific sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy has been used to study the structures of the glycerol liquid/vapor interface. The results show that the molecules at the glycerol surface areExpand
We have investigated the electro-optical effects and physical switching principle of homogeneously aligned nematic liquid crystals when applying an in-plane electric field with interdigitalExpand
Orientations of phenyl sidegroups and liquid crystal molecules on a rubbed polystyrene surface
Surface–specific sum–frequency vibrational spectroscopy and second-harmonic generation have been used to study the structure of a rubbed polystyrene (PS) surface and the orientation ofExpand
Imaging colloidal particle induced topological defects in a nematic liquid crystal using third harmonic generation microscopy.
The nature of the third-harmonic generation (THG) process in a nematic liquid crystal is investigated for the case of tightly focused, low intensity, laser beams. Colloidal particle inducedExpand
Alkylene Polyimides for Aligning Nematic Liquid Crystals: Anomalous Odd-Even Effect in Tilt Bias Angles as a Function of Chain Length of Alkylenes
Abstract Measurements of tilt bias angles of a nematic liquid crystal were carried out, by using several alkylene polyimides synthesized from 3,3′,4,4′-biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydrides andExpand