Samsung has yet again made our hopes for living in a revolutionary wonderland one step closer.
Last October the electronics superstar publicised that their engineers had produced a breakthrough in LED technology. A representative of Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology said they had successfully fabricated “nearly single crystalline Gallium Nitride on amorphous glass substrates”. Put simply, they determined how to make LED screens from ordinary glass.
That may not sound too impressive; all things considered glass has been used in the creation of TV’s given that they were first produced. However it’s all to do with the constituents that make up the LED screen that makes this discovery so exciting.
Current LED TV’s generally use sapphire substrates (tiny pieces of sapphire) to build an LED screen. A costly process I’m sure you can think of. What Samsung has discovered is a method to create an LED screen that substitutes sapphire with ordinary glass. Exactly the same type of glass that’s in your windows!
What does this indicate 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. Using this GaN on sapphire could be around 400 times larger! And since they’ll be utilizing glass substrates they’ll be able to lower production costs.
Part of Samsung’s research team mused that “in ten years, window panes will be used as lighting and display screens, giving personality to buildings.” Believe that! Within 10 years’ time your bedroom window might be a good quality LED TV! Well, maybe not that soon, but the implementations of these technology will be very important in the world of entertainment, sports, and advertising and just how we experience them. You could thus feasibly imagine waking up towards the take a look at a rainforest in Latin America, or maybe the salt plains in Bolivia. Anything is going to be possible and all the futuristic movies where the actors would modify the evbryr on their windows to whatever suited them is no longer an impossibility.
Who knows, maybe 20 years from now ordinary life will likely be like living on the list of Star Treck. I assume we could only hope. Something is made for sure, once this technology becomes mainstream, there should never be a reason to check your window on the gloomy day outside, you decide what is will be that you get up.
The creation of LED began with the development of lighting devices and with gallium arsenide – particularly for infrared and red lighting purposes. Obviously, LED lighting experienced a great beginning, already useful for stuff like Christmas trees and theatrical lighting (being they can be used in numerous colors.) However, the investigation and development of LED lighting has since grown and definately will keep growing.
More technical especially more advanced LED’s are the types being created in ultraviolet, blue as well as white shades. For instance: an ultraviolet GaN LED,Blue type of LED uses a wide band gap semiconductor in InGaN LED as well as InGaN (indium gallium nitrate). The concept was there, however, it had been not until 1993 that high brightness of blue LED lighting was possible thanks to the work of a man named Shuji Nakamura from your Nicha Corporation.
White LED lights can be created in more than one way. As an example: Because I mentioned, most LED white lights are based on InGaN and GaN structural designs. These lights are said to be capable of emitting bluish light wavelengths between 450 nm and 470 nm blue from your GaN.