Accession Number : AD0712698

Title :   THE APPLICATION OF THE PLASMA DISPLAY TECHNIQUE TO COMPUTER MEMORY SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Roger Laverne

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : In 1966 at the University of Illinois, Professors D. L. Bitzer and H. G. Slottow announced the invention of a flat, multi-cell, gas discharge display with inherent memory. The device, called the Plasma Display Panel, is a high density matrix of bistable, light emitting gas discharge elements with the capability of being randomly written or erased. Although the principal application of the Plasma Display technique is the visual display of digital information, considerable interest is developing in the application of the technique to several types of general computer and computer terminal memory systems. The object of the research and development described in the thesis was to determine the feasibility of using the Plasma Display technique in read/write memory system applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, PLASMA MEDIUM), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GRAPHICS, RELAXATION OSCILLATORS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, RANDOM VARIABLES, GAS DISCHARGES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), DESIGN, LIGHT PULSES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE