Twisted Nematic Field Effect

Twisted Nematic Field Effect

The twisted nematic effect (TN-effect) was a main technology breakthrough that made LCDs practical. Unlike earlier displays, TN-cells did not require a current to flow for operation and used low operating voltages suitable for use with batteries. The introduction of TN-effect displays led to their rapid expansion in the display field, quickly pushing out other common technologies like monolithic LEDs and CRTs for most electronics. By the 1990s, TN-effect LCDs were largely universal in portable electronics.

Read more about Twisted Nematic Field Effect:  Description, See Also

Other articles related to "effects, twisted, twisted nematic, effect, field":

LCD Classification - Absorption Effects
... Absorption Effects internal absorption (dichroic dyes dissolved in LC), guest-host LCDs external dichroic polarizers non-twisted configurations with dichroic dyes electrically ...
Martin Schadt - Key Publications
9) Voltage-Dependent Optical Activity of a Twisted Nematic Liquid Crystal (TN-LCD) M ... First Publication of the twisted nematic (TN)-effect after its invention and patent filing at Roche in December 1970 ... Based on the TN-effect and the development of TN-specific liquid crystal materials, the field-effect liquid crystal display (LCD)-industry evolved ...

Famous quotes containing the words effect, field and/or twisted:

    Thinking is seeing.... Every human science is based on deduction, which is a slow process of seeing by which we work up from the effect to the cause; or, in a wider sense, all poetry like every work of art proceeds from a swift vision of things.
    HonorĂ© De Balzac (1799–1850)

    Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
    And Nod is a little head,
    And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
    Is a wee one’s trundle-bed.
    —Eugene Field (1850–1895)

    We are powerless,
    dust and powder fill our lungs
    our bodies blunder
    through doors twisted on hinges.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)