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  • n. Plural form of phosphor.


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  • The stumps of two or three matches found in the colonel's apartment and others in Miss Porter's showed that the thief had not feared to make sufficient light for his purpose, and from the floor of Marion's room, close to the bureau, just where it had been dropped when the prowler was alarmed, Miss Porter picked up one of the old-fashioned "phosphors" that ignite noiselessly and burn with but a tiny flame.

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  • * edit: after some reading, it seems Panasonic has increased the speed of their 'phosphors' on the NeoPDP line ... might be worth a look.

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  • Rare-earth metals are a group of 17 minerals, widely used in high-technology products such as hybrid cars, tablet computers, high-performance magnets and light-emitting-diode phosphors.

    China Considers Tightening Rare-Earth Quotas

  • Panasonic says the sets have faster switching phosphors and improved panels for better 3D performance with crisper images and less crosstalk, greater greater overall brightness, and better black-level performance in both dark and bright environments.

    CES 2011: Panasonic focused on 3D TV, expanding Web-based content

  • All the new 3D plasma sets have NeoPlasma panels with faster-switching phosphors for even better motion performance and less ghosting, plus a light-emitting process that purportedly improves contrast.

    Panasonic's 2011 TV lineup: First 3D LCD series, new entry-level 3D plasmas

  • Rare-earth phosphors such as europium and yttrium are in demand to tweak the color of compact fluorescent light bulbs and LED displays.

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  • They are made of chalk on blackboards, with pencils on paper, with phosphors on screens.

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  • LCD TVs with conventional fluorescent lamps, for example, have small amounts of mercury, and the phosphors of older direct-view TVs are coated with cadmium.

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  • Other sets either use phosphors that continue to glow briefly after each frame, or use continuous illumination (a bulb).

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