Plasmonics Enhances Electroluminescence in Quantum Dot LEDs

The addition of plasmonic silver nanostructures has enhanced the external quantum efficiency of this QLED device by 46%.

Traditional lighting design with state-of-the-art technology

Osram offers long and thin shaped LEDs to mimic the appearance of classic light bulbs.

White Light Emitters from Lanthanide Complexes

MIT researchers demonstrate a facile and potentially universal approach to white light-emitting materials synthesis.

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Investigating next generation LED materials

Research from a Canadian-German collaboration focuses on a next generation nitrido­litho­alumi­nate phosphor, SLA, as a breakthrough material.

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LEDs win Japanese researchers 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to inventors of efficient blue LEDs.

The week in research: February 5th 2014

A roundup of the latest materials science research from the past week.

Laser diodes versus LEDs

Blue laser diodes operated in stimulated emission offer a potential alternative to traditional solid-state lighting based on light-emitting diodes.

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Laser as Sniffer Dog for Explosives

A new compact sensor system based on an LED pumped polymer laser detects explosive vapors quickly and sensitively.

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Washington spinoff could make cheaper, greener LEDs

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a material to make LED bulbs cheaper and greener to manufacture, driving down the price.

Cause of LED “droop” identified

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara and École Polytechnique confirm that Auger recombination theory is responsible for LED droop phenomenon.

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