Tomsk scientists develop new LEDs that would withstand strong radiation

Tomsk scientists develop new LEDs that would withstand strong radiationScientists at Tomsk State University in Siberia will engage in developing next gen LEDs capable of withstanding radiation.

Scientists at Tomsk State University (TSU) in Siberia will engage in developing next gen LEDs capable of withstanding radiation, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing a university source. The researchers also reportedly expect to focus on boosting a LED?s efficiency at early stages of its growing. This has been enabled through including TSU?s LED-related projects into a comprehensive federal program that allocates funds for R&D work in Russia?s priority scientific and technology areas. According to Prof. Ivan Ivonin, one of the key developers, his team will ??start growing materials for LEDs using specially pre-treated sapphire substrates? and expects that this ??will lead to a substantial increase in a LED?s luminous flux while reducing the cost of a diode.? Another university team, led by Prof. Valentin Brudny, is reported to have plans to research into ways of making yellow-red LEDs more resistant to strong radiation?for example, when using them in outer space where light-emitting diodes are exposed to proton and electron beams, or in nuclear power station instrumentation. A LED?s vulnerability to radiation is a considerable deficiency that is believed to nullify advantages, such as low energy consumption, eco-friendliness and extended service life...