A microdischarge device that includes one or more electrodes encapsulated in a nanoporous dielectric. The devices include a first electrode encapsulated in the nanoporous dielectric and a second electrode that may also be encapsulated with the dielectric. The electrodes are configured to ignite a microdischarge in a microcavity when an AC or a pulsed DC excitation potential is applied between the first and second electrodes. The devices include linear and planar arrays of microdischarge devices. The microcavities in the planar arrays may be selectively excited for display applications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||7573202|
|State||Published - Aug 11 2009|