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New cheaper more efficient LED technology developed

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The Times of India
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/New-cheaper-more-efficient-LED-technology-developed/articleshow/48730172.cms

pScientists including one of Indianorigin have developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode using a combination of organic and inorganic materialsp

pquotIt can potentially revolutionise lighting technology In general the cost of LED lighting has been a big concern thus far Energy savings have not balanced out high costs This could change thatquot said assistant professor Zhibin Yu of Florida State University39s Industrial and Manufacturing Engineeringp

pYu developed this new LED technology using a combination of organic and inorganic materialsp

pThe new material which dissolves and can be applied like paint shines a blue green or red light and can be used to make a light bulbp

pIt is far simpler to manufacture than existing products on the market the researchers claimedp

pMost LED materials require engineers to put four or five layers of material on top of each other to create the desired product or effect Yu39s material only requires one layerp

pquotIn the future to do manufacturing it39s a big challenge if you have to deal with multiple layersquot he saidp

pYu39s research has been awarded by the US National Science Foundation to further investigate the essential materials and establish the processing platform for the development of intrinsically stretchable activematrix organic LED displaysp

pOther authors on the study include Florida State University post doctoral researcher Junqiang Li and graduate students Sri Ganesh Bade and Xin Shanp

pThe research was published in the journal Advanced Materialsnbspp

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