The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

mercredi 8 octobre 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to 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".

Flow cytometry is using this technology.
As Howard Shapiro wrote on this fantastic Purdue Cytometry Mailing list (cytometry@lists.purdue.edu) : "Their work has literally enlightened the entire world ; over 100 billion blue LEDs, most of which are used in combination with phosphors to provide white light, will be sold in 2014. "

Congratulation to them !