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Shuji Nakamura

One degree of Nobel separation (and no, it has nothing to do with Kevin Bacon)

By Jessica McMathis / October 23, 2014

Fun fact: Shuji Nakamura—who along with fellow winners Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes—has ties to ACerS.

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Scientists tackle the mysterious malady of LED “droop”

By / July 30, 2009

At first glance, the light-emitting diode, or LED, beats the venerable incandescent bulb in every way. It’s compact, bright, long-lasting and, in its latest form, can produce a warm, white light. Best of all, it saves more than enough money on electricity to cover the extra cost. But the LED is bedeviled by a problem,…

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