Science: Slimmer TV

The conventional TV picture tube, whose monstrous bubble of vacuum is responsible for most of the bulk of the TV cabinet, may be on its way out. Electronics men have long dreamed of shrinking the tube to a flat plate not much bigger than the picture. The latest Electronics describes one such tube. Designed by the Electronics Division of Willys Motors, it is in an advanced experimental stage (see diagram).

In the standard TV tube, the picture is formed by a slim beam of electrons scanning back and forth across the phosphor on its front...

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