Samsung has once more made our dreams of living in a revolutionary wonderland one step closer.
Last October the electronics superstar announced their engineers had created a breakthrough in LED technology. A representative of Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology said that they had successfully fabricated “nearly single crystalline GaN substrate on amorphous glass substrates”. Quite simply, they figured out how you can make LED screens away from ordinary glass.
Which could not sound too impressive; after all glass has been used in the production of TV’s since they were first produced. However it’s all related to the components that define the LED screen that creates this discovery so exciting.
Current LED TV’s generally use sapphire substrates (tiny items of sapphire) to construct 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 sort of glass that’s within your windows!
Precisely 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 wafer might be as much as 400 times larger! And because they’ll be using glass substrates they’ll have the ability to lower production costs.
Part of Samsung’s research team mused that “in 10 years, window panes will be used as lighting and display screens, giving personality to buildings.” Imagine that! In only 10 years’ time your bedroom window can be quite a top 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. You can thus feasibly imagine waking up for the view of a rainforest in South America, or possibly the salt plains in Bolivia. Anything will be possible and all sorts of the futuristic movies in which the actors would change the evbryr on the windows to whatever suited them is not an impossibility.
Who knows, maybe two decades from now ordinary life will likely be like living on the group of Star Treck. I suppose we can only hope. One thing is for sure, when this technology becomes mainstream, there should never be a cause to check from the window on the gloomy day outside, you choose what exactly is will likely be that you simply get up.
The creation of LED began with the creation of lighting devices along with gallium arsenide – particularly for infrared and red lighting purposes. Needless to say, LED lighting had a great beginning, already useful for stuff like Christmas trees and theatrical lighting (being that they can be utilized in several colors.) However, the research and development of LED lighting has since grown and will continue to grow.
More technical and particularly more advanced LED’s are the types being created in ultraviolet, blue and also white shades. As an example: an ultraviolet GaN LED,Blue form of LED uses a wide band gap semiconductor in GaN LED in addition to InGaN (indium gallium nitrate). The reasoning was there, however, it was not until 1993 that high brightness of blue LED lighting was possible because of the work of a man named Shuji Nakamura from your Nicha Corporation.
White LED lights can be accomplished in more than one way. As an example: When I mentioned, most LED white lights derive from InGaN and GaN structural designs. These lighting is reported to be able to emitting bluish light wavelengths between 450 nm and 470 nm blue from your GaN.