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Three Japanese scientists are sharing the Nobel Prize in Physics Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. Their discovery?. Projected images of Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji that the Nobel Prize in physics goes to Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura . Materials consumption is also diminished as LEDs last up to . That being stuff that is 5 or so years out, but we must continue to meet short term goals and needs. Isamu Akasaki is a Japanese physicist, specializing in the field of semiconductor technology He was also awarded the Nobel prize in Physics, together with Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, "for the From up to he was the Chairman of "R&D Strategic Committee on the Wireless Devices Based on.
In a remarkably short space of time, the nitrides have therefore caught up with and, in some ways, surpassed the wide band gap II-VI compounds ZnCdSSe as materials for short wavelength optoelectronic devices. The purpose of this paper is to review these developments and to provide essential background material in the form of the structural, electronic and optical properties of the nitrides, relevant to these applications.
We have been guided by the fact that the devices so far available are based on the binary compound GaN which is relatively well developed at the present timetogether with the ternary alloys AlGaN and InGaN, containing modest amounts of Al or In. We therefore concentrate, to a considerable extent, on the properties of GaN, then introduce those of the alloys as appropriate, emphasizing their use in the formation of the heterostructures employed in devices.
The nitrides crystallize preferentially in the hexagonal wurtzite structure and devices have so far been based on this material so the majority of our paper is concerned with it, however, the cubic, zinc blende form is known for all three compounds, and cubic GaN has been the subject of sufficient work to merit a brief account in its own right.
There is significant interest based on possible technological advantages, such as easier doping, easier cleaving for laser facets and easier contacting.
It also appears, at present, that the cubic form gives higher electron and hole mobilities than the hexagonal form. The dominant hexagonal structure is similar to that found in a number of II-VI compounds such as CdS and they can therefore be taken as role models. In particular, the lower symmetry gives rise to three separate valence bands at the zone centre and exciton spectra associated with each of these have been reported by many workers for GaN.
Interpretation is complicated by the presence of strain in many samples due to the fact that most material consists of epitaxial thin films grown on non-lattice-matched substrates bulk GaN crystals not being widely available.
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However, much progress has been made in understanding the physics of these films and we discuss the current position with regard to band gaps, effective masses, exciton binding energies, phonon energies, dielectric constants, etc. I hope this helps to reduce global warming too," he said, reading from a prepared statement. Asked earlier if he realized the importance of his research early on, he told reporters, "Nobody can make a cellphone without That says it all," he said.
Before their work, scientists had long been able to produce red and green light with LEDs. But they needed a blue LED as well to make white light, a goal sought for about 30 years.
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The three new Nobel laureates created blue LEDs. It's "a fundamental invention that is rapidly changing the way we bring light to every corner of the home, the street and the workplace," H.
Nakamura and two Japanese scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide.
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Hong For illuminating schools, homes and offices, "it's quite possible this will change everything. Nadarajah Narendran, director of research at the center, estimated the share of illumination by LED lights in homes, offices, streets and industries is approaching 10 percent in the United States.
Within five years, he said, that fraction will probably exceed 30 percent as prices come down. People can already buy LED lights for their homes at a fairly affordable price, he said.
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The Nobel committee noted that for people not supplied by power grids, LED lamps may be feasible to use with cheap solar power because they consume so little energy.
Hong The committee also said the efficiency of LEDs helps save the Earth's resources because about one-fourth of world electricity consumption is used for lighting. Not all reactions to the prize were laudatory. Many colleagues of Nick Holonyak Jr.