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Discharge characteristics of plasma display panel with box-shaped apertures in transparent dielectric layer

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4 Author(s)
Nam, Mun-Ho ; School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Kyungpook National University, 1370 Sankyuk-Dong, Buk-Gu, Daegu 702-701, South Korea ; Sie-Young Choi ; Son, Seung-Hyun ; Kim, Young-Mo

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This article presents an improved front panel structure for an alternating current plasma display panel (ac-PDP) based on a transparent dielectric layer with a box-shaped aperture between the sustain electrodes. The suggested structure can reduce driving voltages than conventional ac-PDPs due to a strong electric field between the sustain electrodes. Experiments were conducted with 10% and 20% Xe contents at a gas pressure of 450 Torr, and the results confirmed that the structure with the box-shaped apertures reduced the firing and sustain voltages by about 83.6 and 45.2 V than the conventional structure at 10% Xe content, respectively. Also, the proposed structure with a 20% Xe content improved the luminous efficiency and the luminance by about 21.2% and 19.7%, respectively, when compared to a conventional structure with a 10% Xe content at the same sustain voltage. In addition, the discharge and dynamic characteristics show that the suggested structure is very suitable for high-resolution plasma display panel.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:97 ,  Issue: 7 )