Nobel prize for blue LED invention

Nobel prize for blue LED invention

Nobel prize for blue LED invention

Written by Bella Dalima

07 Oct, 2014 | 3:59 pm

The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to a trio of Japanese scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs).

The blue LEDs developed by Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura helped produce bright, energy-efficient white light sources.

The winners, named at a press conference in Sweden, will share prize money of eight million kronor (£0.7m).

The physics Nobel has been awarded to 196 other laureates since 1901.

Prof Nakamura, who was woken up in Japan to receive the news, told the press conference, “It’s unbelievable.”

 

 

Source:BBC

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