electroluminescent display

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electroluminescent display A type of flat-panel display that uses the property of electroluminescence, whereby a phosphor will emit photons of radiation when placed in an electric field. The phosphor is incorporated in a thin coating on the screen; an additional coatings can produce full color. Electroluminescent screens are used in some large-screen displays, such as airport announcement boards. Nowadays electroluminescent screens are mainly used for small displays in control panels and domestic equipment.