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Blue LEDs win 3 scientists Nobel prize

The invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources



STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Three scientists have been named co-winners of the Nobel Prize in physics—Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura

They were honoured for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.

Akasaki worked with Amano at the University of Nagoya, while Nakamura was employed at a small chemical company in Tokushima, Japan.

This was the second of the 2014 prizes to be awarded.

U.S.-British scientist John O’Keefe and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday.

The Nobel awards in chemistry, literature and peace will be announced later this week. The economics prize will be announced next Monday.

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