Akasaki, the father of LED, dies He opened a new world of LED emitting diodes.
The production cost of these energy-saving lamps has also come down. Akasaki, who illuminated the lives of many and was the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for this discovery, has passed away.
Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura combined to create a three-colour light-emitting diode or LED. The life of LED lamps can be thousands of hours. LED lamps to consume much less electricity than the usual Tungsten lamps invented by Thomas Edison in the 19th century or later Sodium Vapor and Mercury Vapor lamps. Later, a combination of three-colour LED lights led to the invention of the sun, which gives light as bright as sunlight. LEDs changed the face of our smartphones and computers.
Akasaki was born in 1920 in Kagoshima, Japan. His education is Isamu Akasaki
Born at Kyoto University. Fujitsu was his career at the then Kobe Kogyo Corporation. He later worked as an honorary professor at the University of Nagoya. We published this research in 1981. Photons produce light when small semiconductor strips supply power to an LED bulb. Today, LED products to make up 60% of the world’s lighting market. By 2030, LED consumption in the United States will be 80 per cent, saving २६ 26 billion in electricity. Akasaki had received patents for several types of research.
He also received the Kyoto Prize and the Emperor of Japan Award. ‘He who is not bothered by anything can do nothing,’ was his philosophy of life.
Reference: E-Paper Loksatta