Improvement of the efficiency of plasma display panels by combining waveform and cell geometry design

G. Veronis, U.S. Inan
2005 IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  
A two-dimensional self-consistent simulation model is used to investigate the effect of several different sustaining voltage waveforms on the luminous efficiency of plasma display panel (PDP) cells. We first show that such a model can reproduce all the major trends of experimental display measurements concerning the effect of waveform on PDP efficiency. We then use this model to put forth new high-efficiency PDP designs. A new sustaining waveform combining assistant voltage pulses with
more » ... c pulse driving results in 25% maximum increase in efficiency within the voltage margin of the cell. A new plasma display using combined waveform and electrode designs is determined to have a maximum increase in efficiency of 40%. Index Terms-Dielectric barrier discharges, discharge simulation, microdischarge plasmas, plasma display panel (PDP).
doi:10.1109/tps.2004.841802 fatcat:bxmqj24dhnf6rn2owa2d34pz6q