A liquid-crystal display using the twisted nematic mode was developed for an automotive instrument panel. A low viscosity, quick response liquid crystal of wide nematic range was designed with the aid of the molecular theory for viscosity of liquid crystals. A liquid crystal less than 20 cp at 25 degree C with wide mesomorphic range was developed. For the most uniform response and widest viewing angle, a liquid crystal molecular alignment of low tilt angle was developed. A simple rubbing alignment technique was used which is compatible to glass sealing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in HS-028 950 (SAE-SP-457), "Automotive Electronic Instrumentation; Displays and Sensors," Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 1980 p 99-104. Presented at SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Toriyama, K
    • Ishibashi, T
    • Kohyama, M
    • Takemoto, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Accession Number: 00325274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800536, HS-028 967
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1985 12:00AM