Towards an optimal model for a bistable nematic liquid crystal display device

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/600048
Title:
Towards an optimal model for a bistable nematic liquid crystal display device
Authors:
Cummings, L. J.; Cai, C.; Kondic, L.
Abstract:
Bistable liquid crystal displays offer the potential for considerable power savings compared with conventional (monostable) LCDs. The existence of two stable field-free states that are optically distinct means that contrast can be maintained in a display without an externally applied electric field. An applied field is required only to switch the device from one state to the other, as needed. In this paper we examine a theoretical model of a possible bistable device, originally proposed by Cummings and Richardson (Euro J Appl Math 17:435-463 2006), and explore means by which it may be optimized, in terms of optical contrast, manufacturing considerations, switching field strength, and switching times. The compromises inherent in these conflicting design criteria are discussed. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Citation:
Cummings LJ, Cai C, Kondic L (2013) Towards an optimal model for a bistable nematic liquid crystal display device. J Eng Math 80: 21–38. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10665-012-9607-4.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Journal of Engineering Mathematics
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
13-Mar-2013
DOI:
10.1007/s10665-012-9607-4
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0022-0833; 1573-2703
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the NSF under Grants DMS-0908158 and DMS-1211713, and by KAUST under Award No. KUK-C1-013-04. The authors would like to acknowledge informative and useful discussions with P. Palffy-Muhoray and colleagues from the Liquid Crystals Institute, Kent State University; with P. D. Howell, A. Majumdar and colleagues at the Oxford Centre for Collaborative and Applied Mathematics; and helpful comments from anonymous referees.
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dc.contributor.authorCummings, L. J.en
dc.contributor.authorCai, C.en
dc.contributor.authorKondic, L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:35:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:35:01Zen
dc.date.issued2013-03-13en
dc.identifier.citationCummings LJ, Cai C, Kondic L (2013) Towards an optimal model for a bistable nematic liquid crystal display device. J Eng Math 80: 21–38. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10665-012-9607-4.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-0833en
dc.identifier.issn1573-2703en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10665-012-9607-4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600048en
dc.description.abstractBistable liquid crystal displays offer the potential for considerable power savings compared with conventional (monostable) LCDs. The existence of two stable field-free states that are optically distinct means that contrast can be maintained in a display without an externally applied electric field. An applied field is required only to switch the device from one state to the other, as needed. In this paper we examine a theoretical model of a possible bistable device, originally proposed by Cummings and Richardson (Euro J Appl Math 17:435-463 2006), and explore means by which it may be optimized, in terms of optical contrast, manufacturing considerations, switching field strength, and switching times. The compromises inherent in these conflicting design criteria are discussed. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the NSF under Grants DMS-0908158 and DMS-1211713, and by KAUST under Award No. KUK-C1-013-04. The authors would like to acknowledge informative and useful discussions with P. Palffy-Muhoray and colleagues from the Liquid Crystals Institute, Kent State University; with P. D. Howell, A. Majumdar and colleagues at the Oxford Centre for Collaborative and Applied Mathematics; and helpful comments from anonymous referees.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.subjectBistabilityen
dc.subjectLiquid crystal displayen
dc.subjectNematicen
dc.titleTowards an optimal model for a bistable nematic liquid crystal display deviceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Engineering Mathematicsen
dc.contributor.institutionNew Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en
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