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Crystals 2013, 3(1), 149-162; doi:10.3390/cryst3010149
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Photoaligning and Photopatterning — A New Challenge in Liquid Crystal Photonics

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 190, China
Received: 22 January 2013 / Revised: 17 February 2013 / Accepted: 20 February 2013 / Published: 1 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Liquid Crystals)
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Abstract

Photoalignment possesses obvious advantages in comparison with the usually “rubbing” treatment of the substrates of liquid crystal display (LCD) cells. The application of the photoalignment and photopatterning nanotechnology for the new generation of photonic and display devices will be reviewed.
Keywords: liquid crystals; photonics; display; photoalignment; photopatterning liquid crystals; photonics; display; photoalignment; photopatterning
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Chigrinov, V.G. Photoaligning and Photopatterning — A New Challenge in Liquid Crystal Photonics. Crystals 2013, 3, 149-162.

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