By Robert H. Chen
An remarkable look at the fundamental physics, chemistry, and know-how in the back of the LCD
Most significantly used for desktop monitors, televisions, and cellphones, LCDs (liquid crystal screens) are a pervasive and more and more necessary a part of our lives. offering either an ancient and a business-minded context, this large source describes the original clinical and engineering concepts used to create those appealing, smart, and eminently precious devices.
In this ebook, the historical past of the technological know-how and expertise at 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 techniques. The booklet starts with Maxwell's thought of electromagnetism, and the finally profound attention that mild is an electromagnetic wave and an electromagnetic wave is light.
The energy of mathematical physics therefore used to be delivered to endure upon the learn of sunshine, and especially the polarization of sunshine by means of fabric our bodies, together with liquid crystals. After a quick ancient description of polarization, a actual interpretation presents substance to the mathematical options. 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 worldwide liquid crystal display business
Additionally, the publication illustrates how arithmetic, physics, and chemistry are positioned to useful use within the LCDs we use each day. by means of describing the technology from an old standpoint and in sensible phrases within the context of a tool very common to readers, the e-book offers an interesting and precise view of the know-how for everybody from technology scholars to engineers, product designers, and certainly someone concerned 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 facets of the sector of data show. 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 qualified point. The huge scope of the sequence addresses all elements of data screens from technical elements via structures and prototypes to criteria and ergonomics.