Scheduled System Maintenance:
On Monday, April 27th, IEEE Xplore will undergo scheduled maintenance from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (17:00 - 19:00 UTC). No interruption in service is anticipated.
By Topic

Electrical and Optical Characteristics of a Color Alternating Current Plasma Display Panel With Floating Electrodes

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Wenbo Hu ; Key Lab. for Phys. Electron. & Devices of the Minist. of Educ., Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Xi'an, China ; Jianqi Wang ; Weijun Xu ; Xingchang Wang

A new electrode configuration was proposed to improve the performance of color ac plasma display panels (PDPs). ITO electrodes on the front plate of a PDP were used as auxiliary sustain electrodes, which were electrically isolated from the metal electrodes by a dielectric isolation layer. When this type of PDP operates, the sustain voltage waveforms are only applied to the metal electrodes, so the ITO electrodes always lie in floating potentials. By numerical simulation, the microdischarge process in a PDP cell with floating auxiliary electrodes was analyzed, and the influence of the insulation layer thickness on the cell electrical parameters was investigated. It was found that a discharge in the cell was firstly generated at the narrow gap between a pair of floating electrodes, and then it grew into a long-path discharge including a positive column region between a pair of metal electrodes. Two 12-inch test panels having this floating-electrode-type cell structure were fabricated, together with two other test panels as references having a conventional cell structure and a regular long-gap cell structure, respectively, and their electrical and optical characteristics were measured and compared to each other. The results indicate that the PDP with floating electrodes can achieve a high luminance and a high luminous efficacy at a relatively low sustain voltage.

Published in:

Display Technology, Journal of  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 2 )