Flat Panel and LCD Screens, Part 2

2018-02-22T10:23:01+00:00

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 control system that interacts with the data drivers along the periphery of the screen.  These power and control circuit components [...]

Flat Panel and LCD Screens, Part 2 2018-02-22T10:23:01+00:00

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 11: Basic Semiconductor Circuit Components

2017-05-31T15:22:47+00:00

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

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 11: Basic Semiconductor Circuit Components 2017-05-31T15:22:47+00:00

UC Riverside Engineering Team Uses Silly Putty to Improve Batteries

2017-05-08T11:49:44+00:00

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

UC Riverside Engineering Team Uses Silly Putty to Improve Batteries 2017-05-08T11:49:44+00:00