Date of Award

Spring 2007

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Rice, James A.

Second Advisor

Domblesky, Joseph

Third Advisor

Heinrich, Stephen M.


The role of a 'display device' has become increasingly important as it is a 'window' through which information can be viewed. These days, 'display device' refers not only to the CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) but also to the FPDs (Flat Panel Display) such as a LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), PDP (Plasma Display Panel), and OLED (Organic Luminescent Emission Display). Above all, the FPD has become remarkably wide-spread, applied to various products such as laptop PCs, portable information devices, car navigation systems, LCD TV, digital still cameras, LCD projections, video cameras, and plasma TV...



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