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 [...]

Materials Science News: 2-D Phophorus Used to Make Tiny 2-D Drumheads

By | 2017-05-05T11:26:04+00:00 January 11th, 2015|Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering|

A close look at how 2-D phosphorus is being used in 2-Dimensional drumhead resonators, and what this means for future electronic devices.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 1: Wire Bonding vs Chip Bonding

By | 2017-05-26T11:42:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Mechanical Engineering, Semiconductor|

Semiconductor packaging, one of the final phases of semiconductor processing, is explored.