SBIR Phase I: Ion and Radical-Free, Polymer-Stabilized, Vertically-Aligned Nematic LCDs for Enhanced Lifetime

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,998.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0946085
Award Id:
91183
Agency Tracking Number:
0946085
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2910 Regis Drive, Boulder, CO, 80305
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
165573762
Principal Investigator:
MichaelWand
PhD
(303) 506-0723
mdwand@gmail.com
Business Contact:
MichaelWand
PhD
(303) 506-0723
mdwand@gmail.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop polymer dopants that expedite processing and increase yield of well aligned VA (Vertically aligned) nematic cells in order to improve large area LCD display technology: Polymer-stabilized vertically aligned nematic (VAN) LCDs for HDTV. The nematic-polymer mixtures will be optimized to establish reliable processes to produce well aligned, fast switching cells in high yield that can be used in displays and other EO devices benefiting from PS-VA remarkably fast switching speed. The LCD flat panel display market has been growing at a steady rate, even in the midst of the economic downturn. The additives developed in this project would replace the currently used reactive monomers and UV processing step, significantly reducing the cost and improving lifetime while retaining the excellent speed advantages of the PS-VA display.

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