Samsung has yet again made our hopes for living in a revolutionary wonderland a step closer.
Last October the electronics superstar declared that the engineers had made a breakthrough in LED technology. An agent 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 you can make LED screens from ordinary glass.
That 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 related to the components that comprise the LED screen that makes this discovery so exciting.
Current LED TV’s generally use sapphire substrates (tiny bits of sapphire) to build an LED screen. A costly process I’m sure imaginable. What Samsung has discovered is a means to create an LED screen that substitutes sapphire with ordinary glass. The identical type of glass that’s within your windows!
What does this mean for the remainder 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 could be as much as 400 times larger! And since they’ll be using glass substrates they’ll be able to lower production costs.
Part of Samsung’s research team mused that “in a decade, window panes will double as lighting and display screens, giving personality to buildings.” Imagine that! In just 10 years’ time your bedroom window can be quite a high quality LED TV! Well, perhaps not that soon, however the implementations of the technology will be really important on the planet of entertainment, sports, and advertising and how we experience them. One could thus feasibly imagine waking up towards the view of a rainforest in South America, or maybe the salt plains in Bolivia. Anything is going to be possible and all of the futuristic movies in which the actors would modify the evbryr on their windows to whatever suited them is no longer an impossibility.
You never know, maybe 20 years from now ordinary life is going to be like living on the set of Star Treck. I suppose we are able to only hope. One important thing is for sure, if this technology becomes mainstream, there will not be a cause to appear out your window on the gloomy day outside, you select precisely what is will likely be which you wake up.
The growth of LED began with the creation of lighting devices with gallium arsenide – particularly for infrared and red lighting purposes. Needless to say, LED lighting enjoyed a great beginning, already useful for things like Christmas trees and theatrical lighting (being they can be utilized in several colors.) However, the study and growth and development of LED lighting has since grown and definately will keep growing.
More advanced especially more complicated LED’s are the ones being created in ultraviolet, blue as well as white shades. As an example: an ultraviolet GaN LED,Blue kind of LED utilizes a wide band gap semiconductor in LED wafer 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 Leds can be accomplished in several way. As an example: When I mentioned, most LED white lights are based on InGaN and GaN structural designs. These lighting is said to be capable of emitting bluish light wavelengths between 450 nm and 470 nm blue from your GaN.