Effects of pulsed potential on address electrode in a surface-discharge alternating-current plasma display panel

Ahn, Jeong Chull; Shintani, Youichi; Tachibana, Kunihide; Sakai, Tetsuo; Kosugi, Naoki
June 2003
Applied Physics Letters;6/2/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 22, p3844
Academic Journal
The influence of pulsed potential application onto the address electrode of an ac-type plasma display panel was investigated from the observation of front and side views of Xe atom densities in the metastable (1s[sub 5]) and excited (2p) states in a unit discharge cell by using microscopic laser absorption spectroscopy and optical emission spectroscopy. It was seen that a predischarge occurs between the address electrode and one of the sustain electrode worked as a preceding anode, which is a similar effect found previously by applying a higher sustain voltage. The predischarge partially erases the surface charge accumulated in the preceding pulse, but it induces a faster main sustain discharge, bowing towards the address electrode, and enhances the production efficiency of Xe(1s[sub 5]) atoms, if the applied potential is within an optimal range. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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