The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

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The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 is awarded by Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura

for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources

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This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED lamps we now have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources.

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