Virtual Special Issue on the Nobel Prize for Physics 2014

Congratulations to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura, recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. The award commemorates the “invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”.

Materials Science & Engineering: B in particular, is honored to have published 11 articles from the groups of Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano. A figure from the article, “Low-dislocation-density AlxGa1-xN single crystals grown on grooved substrates”, Shigekazu Sano, Theeradetch Detchprohm, Masahiro Yano, Ryo Nakamura, Shingo Mochizuki, Hiroshi Amano, Isamu Akasaki, Materials Science and Engineering B93 (2002) 197-201 reproduced above highlights the influence of low dislocation density on the photoluminescence intensity, a key factor contributing to the LED invention.

We are delighted to offer you full access to all 11 articles in this issue until 31st January 2015.

Prashant N. Kumta

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