Liquid crystal displays new generation born in Irkutsk

Scientists from the Research Irkutsk State Technical University (Irkutsk Technical University) in collaboration with colleagues from Hong Kong working on a project to produce a new generation of liquid crystal displays, which will form the basis of the technology Photoorientation.

Innovators received a grant from a foundation of Hong Kong, the money experts are going to organize the production of unique in Irkutsk on flexible substrates, which are a kind of electronic paper. As noted in the Irkutsk Technical University, the technology allows Photoorientation "completely avoid the drawbacks common method of mechanical rubbing orienting surface", increases image contrast, color reproduction and processing speed.

Such LCDs can be created not only on glass, but also on flexible substrates, it is — a kind of electronic paper. Such displays do not require a backlight, which spent up to 98% of the energy consumed by the device, they can have a memory effect, that is to support the written text without power.

Ideologist and leader of the international project will be Vladimir Chigrinov, a professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of liquid crystals. It is he who has applied for joint research in the field of LCD technology in the fund, supported by the Hong Kong government and private corporations.

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