By Robert H. Chen
An unheard of inspect the fundamental physics, chemistry, and know-how in the back of the LCD
Most particularly used for desktop displays, televisions, and cell phones, LCDs (liquid crystal monitors) are a pervasive and more and more critical a part of our lives. supplying either an old and a business-minded context, this wide source describes the original medical and engineering recommendations used to create those appealing, shrewdpermanent, and eminently precious devices.
In this publication, the heritage of the technological know-how and expertise in the back of the liquid crystal display is defined in a prelude to the improvement of the equipment, providing a rational improvement subject matter and pinpointing options. The e-book starts with Maxwell's thought of electromagnetism, and the eventually profound consciousness that gentle is an electromagnetic wave and an electromagnetic wave is light.
The strength of mathematical physics therefore was once delivered to undergo upon the research of sunshine, and especially the polarization of sunshine via fabric our bodies, together with liquid crystals. After a short historic description of polarization, a actual interpretation presents substance to the mathematical innovations. 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
The international liquid crystal display business
Additionally, the ebook illustrates how arithmetic, physics, and chemistry are positioned to functional use within the LCDs we use each day. by way of describing the technology from an historic standpoint and in functional phrases within the context of a tool very known to readers, the ebook offers an attractive and particular view of the know-how for everybody from technology scholars to engineers, product designers, and certainly someone enthusiastic about LCDs.
Series Editor: Anthony C. Lowe, The Lambent Consultancy, Braishfield, UK
The Society for info exhibit (SID) is a world society, which has the purpose of encouraging the advance of all elements of the sphere of knowledge exhibit. Complementary to the goals of the society, the Wiley-SID sequence is meant to provide an explanation for the most recent advancements in details exhibit expertise at a certified point. The large scope of the sequence addresses all aspects of knowledge monitors from technical points via platforms and prototypes to criteria and ergonomics.