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Hiroshi Amano

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Institutions  Nagoya University
Role  Physicist
Alma mater  Nagoya University
Spouse  Kasumi Amano

Known for  Blue and white LEDs
Awards  Nobel Prize in Physics
Name  Hiroshi Amano
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Born  September 11, 1960 (age 55) Hamamatsu (1960-09-11)
Notable awards  Nobel Prize in Physics (2014)
Education  Nagoya University (1989), Nagoya University (1985), Nagoya University (1983)
Similar People  Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Eric Betzig, William E Moerner, Stefan Hell

Children  Mitsuru Amano, Aya Amano

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Hiroshi Amano (天野 浩, Amano Hiroshi, born September 11, 1960) is a Japanese physicist and inventor specializing in the field of semiconductor technology. For his work he was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for "the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".


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Amano was born in Hamamatsu, Japan, on September 11, 1960. He received his BE, ME and DE degree in 1983, 1985 and 1989, respectively, from Nagoya University. From 1988 to 1992, he was a research associate at Nagoya University. In 1992, he moved to Meijo University, where he was an assistant professor. From 1998 till 2002, He was an associate professor. In 2002, he became a professor. In 2010, he moved to the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, where he is currently a professor.

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He joined Professor Isamu Akasaki's group in 1982 as an undergraduate student. Since then, he has been doing research on the growth, characterization and device applications of group III nitride semiconductors, which are well known as materials used in blue light-emitting diodes. In 1985, he developed low-temperature deposited buffer layers for the growth of group III nitride semiconductor films on a sapphire substrate, which led to the realization of group-III-nitride semiconductor based light-emitting diodes and laser diodes. In 1989, he succeeded in growing p-type GaN and fabricating a p-n-junction-type GaN-based UV/blue light-emitting diode for the first time in the world.


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  • 2009 Fellow, Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • 2009 Nistep (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy) Researcher from the Ministry of Education of Japan
  • 2011 Fellow, Institute of Physics
  • 2014 Person of Cultural Merit, the Japanese Government
  • 2014 Order of Culture, the Japanese Emperor
  • 2015 Honorary citizenship of Shizuoka prefecture
  • 2015 Honorary citizenship of Hamamatsu City
  • 2015 Aichi Prefecture Academic Honors
  • 2015 Nagoya City Academic Honors
  • 2015 Honorary Fellow, Japan Sweden Society
  • 2015 Honorary citizenship of Aichi prefecture
  • 2015 丸八会顕彰
  • Selected publications

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  • H. Amano, N. Sawaki, I. Akasaki & Y. Toyoda, Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 353 (1986).
  • H. Amano, I. Akasaki, T. Kozawa, K. Hiramatsu, N. Sawaki, K. Ikeda & Y. Ishii, J. Lumin. 40 &41, 121 (1988).
  • H. Amano, M. Kito, K. Hiramatsu, & I. Akasaki, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 28, L2112 (1989).
  • H. Murakami, T. Asahi, H. Amano, K. Hiramatsu, N. Sawaki & I. Akasaki, J. Crystal Growth 115, 648 (1991).
  • K. Itoh, T. Kawamoto, H. Amano, K. Hiramatsu & I. Akasaki, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 30, 1924 (1991).
  • I. Akasaki, H. Amano, K. Itoh, N. Koide & K. Manabe, Int. Phys. Conf. Ser. 129, 851 (1992).
  • I. Akasaki, H. Amano, S. Sota, H. Sakai, T. Tanaka & M. Koike, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 34, L1517 (1995).

  • References

    Hiroshi Amano Wikipedia

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