Vacuum tube and plasma displays

Authored by: Makoto Maeda , Tsutae Shinoda , Heiju Uchiike

Handbook of Optoelectronics

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781482241808
eBook ISBN: 9781315156996
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The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a luminescent display invented by K. F. Braun in 1897. The display, which is inexpensive but can show resolute pictures on its screen, has been the leading technology in the display field over more than 100 years. But the heavy weight and long depth are the CRT’s weaknesses. The liquid crystal display (LCD) and other new flat panel displays that have no weaknesses as such are expanding their market share in recent years.

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