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A Brilliant Idea: Nick Holonyak, Jr. and the LED

Nick Holonyak, Jr. is called the godfather of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. We interact with Holonyak's inventions every day. The technology in visible LEDs, household dimmer switches,…

From  Joel Steinfeldt on 08/11/2015 116 plays 0  

Spark of Genius: The Story of John Bardeen

Imagine a world without computers, cell phones or all modern electronics. This would be a world without John Bardeen. In 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain invented the transistor which amplifies…

From  Joel Steinfeldt on 08/6/2015 98 plays 0  

A Brilliant Idea_ Nick Holonyak, Jr. and the LED

A Brilliant Idea_ Nick Holonyak, Jr. and the LED

From  Drew MacGregor on 05/3/2013 63 plays 0  

Quantum-Well Laser

Nick Holonyak Jr., John Bardeen's first graduate student at Illinois, invented the first practical Light-Emitting Diode (LED) at General Electric before returning in 1963 to Illinois as a…

From  Drew MacGregor on 05/3/2013 79 plays 0  

Spark of Genius_ The Story of John Bardeen at the University of Illinois

Imagine a world without computers, cell phones or all modern electronics. This would be a world without John Bardeen. In 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain invented the transistor which amplifies…

From  Drew MacGregor on 05/3/2013 115 plays 0