By Robert H. Chen

An unparalleled check out the elemental physics, chemistry, and expertise at the back of the LCD

Most particularly used for desktop displays, televisions, and cellphones, LCDs (liquid crystal monitors) are a pervasive and more and more fundamental a part of our lives. supplying either an historic and a business-minded context, this broad source describes the original clinical and engineering innovations used to create those appealing, smart, and eminently valuable devices.

In this publication, the historical past of the technology and know-how in the back of the liquid crystal display is defined in a prelude to the advance of the equipment, featuring a rational improvement topic and pinpointing strategies. The booklet starts with Maxwell's concept of electromagnetism, and the finally profound attention that gentle is an electromagnetic wave and an electromagnetic wave is light.

The strength of mathematical physics hence used to be delivered to endure upon the learn of sunshine, and especially the polarization of sunshine by way of fabric our bodies, together with liquid crystals. After a short ancient description of polarization, a actual interpretation offers substance to the mathematical recommendations. next chapters cover:

  • Thermodynamics for liquid crystals

  • The Maier-Saupe suggest box, phenomenological, static continuum, and dynamic continuum theories

  • The transistor and built-in circuit

  • Glass, panels, and modules

  • The calculus of variations

  • The energetic matrix

  • Semiconductor fabrication

  • The worldwide liquid crystal display business

Additionally, the e-book illustrates how arithmetic, physics, and chemistry are placed to functional use within the LCDs we use each day. by means of describing the technological know-how from an historic viewpoint and in useful phrases within the context of a tool very standard to readers, the booklet provides a fascinating and exact view of the expertise for everybody from technology scholars to engineers, product designers, and certainly a person involved in LCDs.

Series Editor: Anthony C. Lowe, The Lambent Consultancy, Braishfield, UK

The Society for info demonstrate (SID) is a world society, which has the purpose of encouraging the advance of all facets of the sector of data exhibit. Complementary to the goals of the society, the Wiley-SID sequence is meant to provide an explanation for the most recent advancements in info demonstrate expertise at a certified point. The large scope of the sequence addresses all elements of knowledge screens from technical features via structures and prototypes to criteria and ergonomics.

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