Carbon Electronics: The Even-Better-Bulbs of Tomorrow

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Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes

Phys.org, October 14, 2014

Even as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has enshrined light emitting diodes (LEDs) as the single most significant and disruptive energy-efficient lighting solution of today, scientists around the world continue unabated to search for the even-better-bulbs of tomorrow.

Enter  electronics.

Electronics based on carbon, especially carbon nanotubes (CNTs), are emerging as successors to silicon for making semiconductor materials. And they may enable a new generation of brighter, low-power, low-cost lighting devices that could challenge the dominance of  (LEDs) in the future and help meet society’s ever-escalating demand for greener bulbs.

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