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Alignment of Liquid Crystals on Patterned Surfaces

Objective

Patterned topographies for their potential use as alignment layers for liquid crystals are proposed. Systematically designed nano- and micro surface patterns, as a valuable tool for studying not well-understood liquid crystal/surface interactions and their effective control, will be produced by unconventional patterning techniques. A comprehensive study of the alignment and electro-optical behavior of liquid crystals on such patterned surfaces is proposed. It is expected that the project will shed more light on liquid crystal/solid surface interface and address its role in the static and dynamic behaviour of confined liquid crystals. Also, generation of new concepts for device application of liquid crystals is expected.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-RG
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Coordinator

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)