Flat Panel and LCD Screens, Part 2

By | 2017-11-07T14:38:27+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Materials Science, Semiconductor|

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

By | 2017-05-31T15:22:47+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

The following is a brief over view of semiconductor circuit components.

UC Riverside Engineering Team Uses Silly Putty to Improve Batteries

By | 2017-05-08T11:49:44+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering|

UC Riverside engineering team uses silicon dioxide found in Silly Putty to improve lithium-ion batteries.