Front plane and back plane electrode patterns for a 16-segment bar liquid crystal display. This artwork is used to make photomasks that are in turn used to expose a photosensitive coating. This coating covers a transparent conductive material (indium/tin oxide) on the glass, and after exposing and developing the resist this material is etched, leaving conductors only in the dark areas.

Wherever a conductor on the front plane crosses a conductor on the back plane, a voltage gradient can be set, which cause the liquid crystal to differentially polarize light.

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