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Display Glass

  • Matt DejnekaEmail author
  • T. J. Kiczenski
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Abstract

Active matrix displays are rapidly making all other display technologies on the market obsolete. They are all around us, from the smart watches on our wrist, to the phones in our pocket, to the TVs in our homes and they provide us with information, entertainment, biometrics, and a connection to the world, all on a thin bright device. The array of thin film transistors in the backplane of all active matrix devices eliminates cross-talk between pixels, provides a larger dynamic range in brightness, and accelerates the response time of the display. Whether it be a liquid crystal display () or an organic light emitting diode ()-based display, an efficient and responsive active matrix of thin film transistors requires high mobility silicon, which requires high processing temperatures and precise patterning. This puts great demands on the glass substrate that the transistors and the entire display are built upon. The glass must be incredibly flat, smooth, and dimensionally stable at temperatures that would sag common window glass in a heap. This chapter will explore the amazing melting and forming technologies that have been developed to produce precision display glass sheets as well as the glass compositions that are the foundation for glass forming and device fabrication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Glass ResearchCorning Inc.Corning, NYUSA

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