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2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

7 October 2014 | People & Events

Barrier-breaking microscopy methods that revealed cell's inner life win Nobel

Super-resolved fluorescence microscopy offers scientists a look at living nanoscale objects.
15 September 2006 | Report

Imaging Intracellular Fluorescent Proteins at Nanometer Resolution

Study introduces a method for optically imaging intracellular proteins at nanometer spatial resolution.
11 August 2006 | News

New optics strategies cut through diffraction barrier

Two research teams have independently developed light microscopy techniques that resolve objects on the nanometer scale.
25 May 2007 | Review

Far-field optical nanoscopy

Review discusses the physical concepts that have pushed fluorescence microscopy to the nanoscale, once the prerogative of electron and scanning probe microscopes.

26 November 1993 | Report

Single molecules observed by near-field scanning optical microscopy

The information in this study is exploited to map the electric field distribution in the near-field aperture with molecular spatial resolution.
1 July 1994 | Research Article

Examining nanoenvironments in solids on the scale of a single, isolated impurity molecule

Observed effects such as spectral diffusion, & perturbations by external fields, among others attest to the vitality of and growing interest in this new field, which may lead to optical storage on the single-molecule level.

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

7 October 2014 | People & Events

Physicists who changed the light bulb win Nobel Prize

Blue light-emitting diodes, critical to general-purpose LED lighting, win this year's physics prize.
14 August 2009 | News

The quest for white LEDs hits the home stretch

White light–emitting diodes are still not ready to go head to head with cheaper incandescent bulbs and fluorescents. A new spate of advances, however, suggests that the whitecoats are coming.
21 January 2005 | News

Inventor knocks Japan's system after settlement

The Japanese-born engineer, Shuji Nakamura, blasted his native country's attitude toward innovation and told colleagues they should join him in the United States if they want to be rewarded for their creative talents.
6 February 2004 | News

Court tells Nichia to pay blue LED inventor $180 million

Japanese courts delivered stunning monetary awards to two corporate researchers who claimed that they had received inadequate compensation for inventions produced for their employers. .
5 April 2002 | News

Judge casts doubt on scientist's account

A federal judge last month accused the prominent University of California, Santa Barbara, researcher of lying in a high-stakes patent lawsuit and recommended that he be prosecuted for perjury, a charge that he and his lawyer strongly contest.
31 August 2001 | News

Blue LED Inventor Sues Former Company

The Japanese engineer whose breakthrough research led to a blue light-emitting diode (LED) and a blue semiconductor laser has sued his former employer for a share of the profits from his invention.

Adapted from Figure 1 of Review. Cross-sectional transmission electron micrographs (TEM) of the InGaN-MQW/GaN/AlGaN SCH LD grown directly on the sapphire substrate.

4 February 2000 | News

Blue laser pioneer seeks greener pastures

Shuji Nakamura decided to leave industry for academia and looks to strengthen the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)'s already strong program in compound semiconductor materials.
14 August 1998 | Review

The Roles of Structural Imperfections in InGaN-Based Blue Light-Emitting Diodes and Laser Diodes

InGaN multi-quantum-well structure laser diodes formed on the GaN layer above the SiO2 mask area can have a lifetime of more than 10,000 hours.
21 March 1997 | News

Staying off beaten track puts LED researcher a step ahead

Nakamura developed the world's first bright blue LED while working at this small company, far off the beaten high-technology track on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's four major islands.

2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

6 October 2014 | People & Events

Brain's GPS earns three neuroscientists a Nobel Prize

Researchers honored for their discovery of cells that help the brain keep track of where it is.

5 May 2006 | Report

Conjunctive Representation of Position, Direction, and Velocity in Entorhinal Cortex

The conjunction of positional, directional, and translational information in a single MEC cell type may enable grid coordinates to be updated during self-motion–based navigation.
5 May 2006 | News

The map in the brain: Grid cells may help us navigate

A newfound class of neurons enables the brain to perform complex spatial navigation—and may even help form memories.

27 August 2004 | Research Article

Spatial Representation in the Entorhinal Cortex

Study suggests that sensory input is transformed into durable allocentric spatial representations internally in the dorsocaudal medial entorhinal cortex.


On the grid. As rodents explore an environment, neurons called grid cells fire in a regular geometric pattern such as this one. Credit: Bjarne Røsjø/Faktotum Informasjon, Norway


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