Gas Panel Dielectric Profile System
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
In conventional gas discharge panel assembly fabrication, the glass plates have conductors formed thereon, the conductors being overcoated with a dielectric layer to insulate them from direct contact with the gas. Conventionally, the dielectric has been applied over the conductors in the form of glass frit and then reflowed at a relatively high temperature, e.g., 620 degrees C. However, this reflow temperature tends to deform the glass plates and increase the chemical reaction between the glass frit and the metal conductors, which could result in the destruction of the plates.