Figure 1: Unpowered Sony Ericsson S500i LCD screen at 200x magnification In our last blog post, I wrote about some of the physics and materials science principles that go into the design and manufacture of liquid-crystal display (LCD) screens. The eponymous liquid crystals (LCs) in such a display have to be quite small in order to create a seamless image; as I mentioned in the last entry, the subpixels (the red, green and blue elements comprising a pixel, visible in Figure 1) can be smaller than a red blood cell. Each of these subpixels needs its own [...]
Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 11: Basic Semiconductor Circuit Components
The following is a brief over view of semiconductor circuit components.
UC Riverside engineering team uses silicon dioxide found in Silly Putty to improve lithium-ion batteries.