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Photo Alignable and Switchable Nano-Rods for Display Application

Release time:December 7, 2018

Topic: Photo Alignable and Switchable Nano-Rods for Display Application

Speaker: Abhishek Srivastava, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM, December 10

Venue: B707, New Main Building

Abstract:

This seminar will include a novel approach to align nano-rods (NRs) in microscopically defined geometry. A Sulfonic azo dye layer on being irradiated by the polarized light creates a preferred easy axis that can be transferred to the NRs dispersed in polymer coated on the top of it. These aligned NRs, on being illuminated by a polarized light, show polarized emission with an high extinction ratio. Potential applications can be polarized emission from aligned semiconducting NRs, which is believed to be a potential tool to improve the overall efficiency of the modern displays and photonic devices. Apart from customized photo-luminance, sub-micron alignment of NRs also offers many new features for other physical properties that will be discussed in the talk.

Biography of the Speaker:

Prof. Srivastava received his Ph.D. degree in 2009 from the University of Lucknow, Lucknow. He has been nominated as the Senior Member of the Society for Information Display, the USA in 2017. He received Young Scientist Fast Track Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology of the Gov. of India, and ILCS Early-Career Award: The Michi Nakata Prize for his early career efforts in the Field of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals and Photo-Alignment from International Liquid Crystal Society. He has published 127 research papers and holds 28 patents/patent applications and he is an associate editor of the Journal of the Society for Information Display, Wiley.

 

School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering