Isamu Akasaki

Isamu Akasaki in memoriam

The 2014 Nobel laureate, Isamu Akasaki, sadly passed away in April at the age of 92. He was highly regarded for his work on the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes and research into new semiconductor materials. You have full access to this article via your institution. Isamu Akasaki, a...
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Isamu Akasaki, Nobel-prizewinning inventor of the blue LED – obituary

Isamu Akasaki, who has died aged 92, shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics, with Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), an energy-efficient technology now used in everything from light bulbs to televisions, computer screens, smartphones and Christmas tree lights. In an LED,...
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Physics World

Japanese Nobel-prize-winning semiconductor pioneer Isamu Akasaki dies aged 92

The Japanese semiconductor pioneer Isamu Akasaki has died at the age of 92. His work in the late 1980s and early 1990s led to the development of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which soon found a wide range of applications from low-energy light bulbs and mobile-phone displays to televisions. For the work Akasaki shared the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics together with fellow Japanese-born researchers Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura.
Washington Post

Isamu Akasaki, LED innovator who shared Nobel Prize in physics, dies at 92

Isamu Akasaki, a Japanese scientist who shared a Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue-light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, a long-lasting, energy-efficient technology that was hailed for its potential to improve the light by which hundreds of millions of people live, study and work, died April 1 at a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. He was 92.
Seattle Times

Isamu Akasaki, 92, Dies; Nobel Winner Lit Up the World With LEDs

Isamu Akasaki, a Japanese physicist who helped develop blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough in the development of LEDs that earned him a Nobel Prize and transformed the way the world is illuminated, died Thursday in a hospital in Nagoya, Japan. He was 92. Meijo University in Nagoya, where he had...