A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically-modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals. Liquid Crystal Displays are already widely used in consumer electronics, but research and development is still ongoing. The shifting focus of research follows a pattern of improved definition, increased display size, wider viewing angles and faster responses, with improvements in each area influencing the next. There is also growing interest in the use of liquid crystal materials in novel applications including sensing devices, spatial modulators and light-shielding windows.
This book discusses the latest LCD technologies, with their challenges, opportunities, and problems to be solved, at a level suited to an academic and research-professional audience. There is a particular focus on display quality such as image sticking, contrast ratio and colour hue that has not been dealt with thoroughly elsewhere. Current and future trends in liquid crystal materials and technologies based on their evolving role and new applications are discussed in detail.
- Chapter 2: In-plane switching technology
- Chapter 3: Fringe-field switching technology
- Chapter 4: Vertically aligned liquid crystal display
- Chapter 5: Evolving LCD-TV technology
- Chapter 6: Picture performance evolution for the high dynamic range era
- Chapter 7: TFT–LCD and AMOLED display technology comparisons
- Chapter 8: Automotive displays
- Chapter 9: Requirements for automotive displays
- Chapter 10: The world's largest curved LCD
- Chapter 11: Optical design of flexible liquid crystal displays
- Chapter 12: Flexible LCD
- Chapter 13: Film substrate for flexible devices
- Chapter 14: Thin film transistors for active-matrix LCDs
- Chapter 15: Ultrahigh-resolution LCDs with oxide semiconductor TFTs
- Chapter 16: Oxide semiconductors for display applications
- Chapter 17: Liquid crystalline organic semiconductors
- Chapter 18: Liquid crystal materials
- Chapter 19: Quantum dot technology and its applications
- Chapter 20: Backlighting unit optics: optical micro-reflectors and micro-deflectors for functional light-guide plate
Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan.
Dr. Shoichi Ishihara is a Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology, and serves as the President of the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society and a member of the Society for Information Display. He previously worked at Panasonic Corporation and Sharp Corporation where he was the first in the world to put optically compensated birefringence (OCB) mode LCDs and photo-aligned LCD panels (UV2A mode panels) to practical use, respectively. His current work is on developing alignment-free film substrates and chemical gas sensors using cholesteric LCs.Shunsuke Kobayashi Professor Emeritus.
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan.
Tokyo University of Science, Liquid Crystal Institute, Yamaguchi, Japan.
Dr. Shunsuke Kobayashi is Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) and Professor Emeritus and the Founding Director of the Liquid Crystal Institute at the Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi. He has obtained numerous awards and is an Honored Member of International Liquid Crystal Society 2012 for his research of defect free colour LCDs and services as vice president of ILCS and SID.Yasuhiro Ukai Technical Consultant.
UDDI (Ukai Display Device Institute), Japan.
Dr. Yasuhiro Ukai is a technical consultant at the UDDI (Ukai Display Device Institute), a senior member of the Society for Information Display and a life member of the Japan Applied Physics Society. Previously, he was chief distinguished engineer and deputy general manager of Corporate R&D Display Device Development at Sony, working on the technology strategy and development of TFT-LCDs.