Reduction of viscous friction by photoaligned liquid crystals at interface

Abstract

We proposed a novel technique to reduce a viscous friction of liquid crystal (LC) confined and sheared in two sliding surfaces by using photoalignment of LC molecules near the surface. For the photoalignment, the alignment film was coated on one side of the sliding surface. The validity of the proposed technique was verified by the nanometric method that… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/MHS.2015.7438254

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@article{Itoh2015ReductionOV, title={Reduction of viscous friction by photoaligned liquid crystals at interface}, author={Shintaro Itoh and Yuichi Imura and Kenji Fukuzawa and Hedong Zhang}, journal={2015 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS)}, year={2015}, pages={1-4} }