Simulation of Micro-Discharges in Plasma Addressed Liquid Crystal Displays

G.J.M. Hagelaar, G.M.W. Kroesen

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Abstract

PALC (Plasma Addressed Liquid Crystal) is one of the most promising technologies for large size flat panel displays. In this technology micro-discharges are used as electrical switches for the addressing of a liquid crystal layer. In view of the small size of the micro-discharges, discharge modelling is an indispensable tool for the optimisation of their properties. In this work we present a two-dimensional fluid model for the simulation of DC discharges and afterglows in the PALC geometry. The model comprises continuity equations and drift-diffusion equations for reactive particle species, a balance equation for the electron energy, and Poisson's equation for the electric field. Simulation results are in good agreement with experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram of the 52nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
EditorsD. Baudrau, M. Blume
Place of PublicationCollege Park, Maryland, USA
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Pages18-18
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event52nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC 1999), October 5-8, 1999, Norfolk Virginia, USA - Norfolk, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 19998 Oct 1999

Publication series

NameBulletin of the American Physical Society
Volume44
ISSN (Print)0003-0503

Conference

Conference52nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC 1999), October 5-8, 1999, Norfolk Virginia, USA
CountryUnited States
CityNorfolk
Period5/10/998/10/99

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