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    Japanese Nobel Laureate Isamu Akasaki, inventor of blue LED, dies


    Meijo College mentioned on Friday that Japanese physicist Isamu Akasaki is the co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing the world’s first environment friendly blue light-emitting diode. He was 92 years outdated.

    A professor on the college, Akasaki was acknowledged for the invention, which has contributed to shiny and energy-saving white mild sources, broadly often called LED lamps.

    Isamu Akasaki posed for pictures together with his Nobel Medal in Tokyo after getting back from an awards ceremony in Sweden in December 2014. (Kyodo)

    He died of pneumonia on Thursday morning at a hospital in Nagoya, a metropolis in central Japan.

    Born in Kagoshima Prefecture within the southwest of Japan, Akasaki graduated from Kyoto College in 1952, previously working at Matsushita Electrical Industrial Firm, now Panasonic Corp began working as a professor at Nagoya College in 1981 And later he was awarded an honorary title.

    In 2014, he shared the Nobel Prize with Japanese physicist Hiroshi Amano, professor on the college, and Japanese-born American Shuji Nakamura, professor on the College of California, Santa Barbara.

    Akasaki, when he was a professor at Nagoya College, labored with Amano to supply gallium nitride crystals and was profitable in creating the world’s first blue LED in 1989.

    Akasaki was honored by the Japanese authorities in 1997 with a medal with a Purple Ribbon, an honor awarded to those that have contributed to tutorial and creative growth.

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