The development of emissive displays in the FSU has been primarily driven by the requirements of military systems; consequently very specialized, high performance devices for low- volume production have been developed. Of the technologies seen on this WTEC trip, the quantoscope and field emission display activities were near or at the worldwide state of the art.

Because of the deteriorating financial situation in the FSU countries, the intellectual and capital resources are quickly being dispersed, hence any interesting devices or technologies should be pursued immediately.

Published: December 1994; WTEC Hyper-Librarian