By Robert H. Chen

An extraordinary look at the elemental physics, chemistry, and know-how at the back of the LCD

Most significantly used for laptop monitors, televisions, and cell phones, LCDs (liquid crystal monitors) are a pervasive and more and more critical a part of our lives. offering either an historic and a business-minded context, this huge source describes the original clinical and engineering strategies used to create those appealing, smart, and eminently worthy devices.

In this publication, the historical past of the technology and know-how at the back of the liquid crystal display is defined in a prelude to the advance of the machine, providing a rational improvement subject matter and pinpointing thoughts. The publication starts off with Maxwell's idea of electromagnetism, and the eventually profound cognizance that mild is an electromagnetic wave and an electromagnetic wave is light.

The energy of mathematical physics therefore used to be dropped at endure upon the research of sunshine, and especially the polarization of sunshine by means of fabric our bodies, together with liquid crystals. After a short ancient description of polarization, a actual interpretation offers substance to the mathematical thoughts. 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 publication illustrates how arithmetic, physics, and chemistry are positioned to functional use within the LCDs we use on a daily basis. by means of describing the technological know-how from an old standpoint and in useful phrases within the context of a tool very wide-spread to readers, the booklet offers an enticing and particular view of the know-how for everybody from technological know-how scholars to engineers, product designers, and certainly somebody eager about LCDs.

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

The Society for info exhibit (SID) is a global society, which has the purpose of encouraging the improvement of all facets of the sector of knowledge reveal. Complementary to the goals of the society, the Wiley-SID sequence is meant to provide an explanation for the newest advancements in details show know-how at a certified point. The extensive scope of the sequence addresses all points of knowledge monitors from technical features via structures and prototypes to criteria and ergonomics.

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