Development of Test Method for Flat Panel Display Life Time Prediction during Atmospheric Particle Exposure

평판디스플레이의 대기중 분진농도에 따른 수명예측 시험방법 개발

  • Yoo, Dong-Hyun (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Lee, Gun-Ho (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Choi, Jung-Uk (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Ahn, Kang-Ho (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2013.11.20
  • Accepted : 2013.12.16
  • Published : 2013.12.31


The electronic device, such as flat panel display (FPD), is very important in our life as a means of communication between humans. Liquid crystal display (LCD), which is categorized as a flat panel display, has been used in many display products, especially in TV industry. An LED TV is composed of several electrical components, such as liquid critical module (LCM), analog to digital convertor (AD), power supplier, and inverter board. These modules are very vulnerable to particulate contamination, and causing malfunction or visibility degradation. In this study, we developed a test method for prediction of LCM's lifetime. The test system consists of carbon particle generation flame, dilution system, test chamber, and particle concentration monitoring instrument. Since the carbon particles are the most abundant in the atmosphere and easily absorb light, soot particles are used as a challenging material for this test. The concentration of generated soot particles is set around 4,000,000 #/cc, which is 400 times higher than that of usual atmospheric particles. Through this experiment, we deduced the relationship between the dust concentration and life time of the test specimen.



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