Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Ukraine
This presentation will review the alignment methods of liquid crystals (LC) and reactive mesogens, which are alternative to the traditional rubbing technique. Special attention will be paid to the methods of photoalignment and ion/plasma beam alignment, which are considered to be the most promising for practical use. New opportunities offered by these techniques to LC devices will be discussed.
Dr. Oleg Yaroshchuk received his Ph.D. degree in solid-state physics from the Institute of Physics (IOP), National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in 1990. He currently is a senior research fellow and leader of research group in the Department of Physics of Crystals of IOP. His research area includes alignment methods for liquid crystals and liquid crystal polymers, heterogeneous liquid-crystal media, and non-linear optics. He has published more than 150 scientific and technical papers and authored 14 inventions. He is a member of ILCS and SID.
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SID UCF Student Branch Chair: Yuan Chen, yuanucf @ knights . ucf . edu
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