Japanese trio scoop the 2014 physics Nobel Prize

Scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura ave become the latest Nobel prize laureates for their invention of “efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.”

In recognition of Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura’s landmark achievements, IOP is making a collection of breakthrough papers connected with the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics award freely available to all. These articles published in the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Express, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Reports on Progress in Physics, and Semiconductor Science and Technology, will be free to read until the end of 2014.

The collection of papers can be found here.

Blue light emitting diodes (LED) used as Christmas decorations in Tokyo

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