Keyword: Light emitting diodes (LEDs)

Briefs: Lighting
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
Briefs: Materials

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

Briefs: Imaging
The technology could benefit firefighters, miners, the military, plumbers, and households.
Briefs: Energy
Invisibly small nanotubes aligned as fibers and sewn into fabrics can turn heat from the Sun or other sources into energy.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
NASA’s lighting research gives people on Earth better rest and helps plants grow.
Briefs: Wearables
The technology shines through fabrics to show notifications for email messages, time, weather, or other forms of basic information.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This new design overcomes a long-standing LED efficiency problem and can also transform it into a laser.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biological insights of fruit fly eye movements could enhance robotics.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Energy
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Articles: Nanotechnology
Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Learn how to fix one of the more annoying problems in display imaging.
Articles: Materials
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
Briefs: Lighting
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.
Briefs: Lighting
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
5 Ws: Lighting
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
Briefs: Lighting
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.
Briefs: Materials
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.