Fundamental properties of inert gas mixtures for plasma display panels

G. Veronis, U. S. Inan, V. P. Pasko

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A fundamental kinetic model is used to compare the luminous efficiency of different compositions of Ne-Xe, Xe-Xe and Ne-Xe-Ar mixtures in plasma display panels. Exact solutions of the kinetic Boltzmann equation in an homogeneous, unbounded system are used, accurately accounting for all known processes of excitation as well as ionization and other losses. A self-sustaining condition is used to estimate the breakdown electric field, Ek, accounting also for Penning ionization. The excitation frequency of Xe states, which emit UV photons is calculated for applied electric field values ranging from 0.2-5 Ek.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
EventICOPS 2000 - 27th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jun 4 2000Jun 7 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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