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Gas Panel Cold Starter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067088D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hevesi, JF [+details]

Abstract

In AC plasma display operation, one of the problems involved relates to the starting of the pilot cells which in turn provide a source of charge particles necessary to initiate and/or maintain a discharge. While sources of radioactive material or special processing techniques have been proposed in the prior art as starter devices, they require either special handling or special processing techniques, with their attendant higher costs. A technique for providing a starter function at a nominal cost is described below.