TFT/LCD is the first book of its kind characterizing thin-film-transistor-addressed liquid-crystal displays. With chapters and illustrations arranged for easy comprehension, this title begins with a general overview of TFT/LCDs, followed by thorough descriptions of their design, fabrication, characteristics, devices, materials and basic principles. The topics covered are interdisciplinary to correspond to the diverse fields related to TFT/LCDs. The unique features attributed to TFT/LCDs are derived from the combination of amorphous semiconductors and liquid crystals, the two most important materials examined. Device characteristics and materials are discussed primarily in terms of how they relate to display technologies. This book will be most valuable to those engaged in TFT/LCD research and development, and of great interest to individuals working in the fields of consumer electronics, and computer and communications engineering. TFT/LCD will also be helpful to those studying solid-state physics, mesophase chemistry, and electronic devices and systems.