Chapter 7. Field Emission Flat Panel Displays

  1. Wei Zhu Ph.D.
  1. Heinz H. Busta

Published Online: 15 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224332.ch7

Vacuum Microelectronics

Vacuum Microelectronics

How to Cite

Busta, H. H. (2001) Field Emission Flat Panel Displays, in Vacuum Microelectronics (ed W. Zhu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224332.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Bell Laboratories—Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA

Author Information

  1. Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-5300

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471322443

Online ISBN: 9780471224334



  • field emission display;
  • display fabrication;
  • lithography;
  • phosphors;
  • spacer;
  • beam focusing;
  • encapsulation;
  • alignment;
  • sealing;
  • gettering;
  • panel addressing;
  • driver electronics;
  • cathode aging;
  • hybrid field emission display;
  • picture element tubes


Chapter 7 describes field emission displays, currently the hottest application for vacuum microelectronics. It covers in detail the basic display structure and operation principles, as well as major issues related to display fabrication, phosphors, spacer, electron beam focusing, encapsulation, alignment or sealing, gettering, panel addressing, driver electronics, and cathode aging.