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Materials Aspects of Display Devices

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Science  23 May 1980:
Vol. 208, Issue 4446, pp. 927-936
DOI: 10.1126/science.208.4446.927

Abstract

For many years interest in display devices stemmed almost entirely from the needs of television receivers, oscilloscopes, and radar systems whose requirements were almost ideally satisfied by the cathode-ray tube. However, during the past two decades the proliferation of small electronic instruments with digital output has stimulated the development of a number of new display media which, because of their compact nature and low power consumption, are better suited for such applications. In view of the success achieved with these technologies a continuing effort is being directed toward increasing their information capacity to the point where they may ultimately be useful in applications now requiring cathode-ray tubes.