Samsung has once again made our hopes for living in a innovative wonderland one step closer.
Last October the electronics superstar publicised their engineers had made a breakthrough in LED technology. A representative of Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology said they had successfully fabricated “nearly single crystalline GaN substrate on amorphous glass substrates”. Quite simply, they figured out how to make LED screens away from ordinary glass.
Which could not sound too impressive; after all glass has been used in the creation of TV’s given that they were first produced. However it’s all concerning the ingredients that define the LED screen which makes this discovery so exciting.
Current LED TV’s generally use sapphire substrates (tiny pieces of sapphire) to develop an LED screen. A costly process I’m sure you can think of. What Samsung has discovered is a way to create an LED screen that substitutes sapphire with ordinary glass. The identical kind of glass that’s in your windows!
What does this mean for the rest of us common folk? HUGE LED screens, that’s what. Current Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED TV’s on the market are 2-inches in proportions. With this particular GaN on sapphire might be around 400 times larger! And since they’ll be employing glass substrates they’ll be able to lower production costs.
Part of Samsung’s research team mused that “in ten years, window panes will double as lighting and display screens, giving personality to buildings.” Believe that! Within 10 years’ time your bedroom window could be a high quality LED TV! Well, maybe not that soon, nevertheless the implementations of these technology will be really important in the world of entertainment, sports, and advertising and how we experience them. One could thus feasibly imagine waking up for the take a look at a rainforest in Latin America, or possibly the salt plains in Bolivia. Anything will likely be possible and all sorts of the futuristic movies where actors would change the evbryr on their windows to whatever suited them is not an impossibility.
Who knows, maybe two decades from now ordinary life will be like living on the list of Star Treck. I suppose we are able to only hope. Something is perfect for sure, once this technology becomes mainstream, there should never be a reason to check your window on the gloomy day outside, you choose what is is going to be that you simply wake up.
The growth of LED began with the introduction of lighting devices and with gallium arsenide – particularly for infrared and red lighting purposes. Needless to say, LED lighting enjoyed a great beginning, already ideal for things like Christmas trees and theatrical lighting (being they can be utilized in numerous colors.) However, the study and development of LED lighting has since grown and will continue to grow.
More advanced especially more advanced LED’s are the ones being created in ultraviolet, blue and even white shades. For example: an ultraviolet GaN LED,Blue type of LED works with a wide band gap semiconductor in GaN LED along with InGaN (indium gallium nitrate). The concept was there, however, it was not until 1993 that high brightness of blue LED lighting was possible because of the work of any man named Shuji Nakamura from your Nicha Corporation.
White LED lights can be produced in several way. For example: Because I mentioned, most LED white lights are derived from InGaN and GaN structural designs. These lighting is said to be able to emitting bluish light wavelengths between 450 nm and 470 nm blue from your GaN.