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Fascinating facts about Shuji Nakamura inventor of
blue light emitting diodes in 1993.

Shuji Nakamura
 
AT A GLANCE:
The 2006 Millennium Technology Prize was awarded to Shuji Nakamura. Professor Nakamura has developed a new, revolutionary source of light – bright-blue, green and white LEDs and a blue laser. The technology is used in several applications which improve the quality of human life. Professor Nakamura is widely recognized as the world pioneer in light emitters based on the wide-bandgap semiconductor gallium nitride (GaN). Nakamura’s breakthrough year was 1993, when he stunned the optoelectronic community with the announcement of very bright blue GaN-based light emitting diodes, LEDs. Source: Millennium Technology Prize

 

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