Advanced UV for Life - Most Accessed in 10/2014


There is a high interes on the consortium "Advanced UV for Life". That shows the overview of the Most Accessed Articles for October 2013 from Wiley Online Library.

The representational article about the consortium in the optics and photonics on 9th Dec. 2013 is at the first place in this ranking and also has positioned itself in the overall ranking from November 2013 to October 2014 in third place.

You can find the article about Advanced UV for Life herePublications.

UV-B Efficient: New Project in material technology


Within the framework of "UVB Efficient" the FBH together with TU will develop efficient manufacturing processes for UV-B LEDs (310 nm) with high quantum efficiency. The industrial partner LayTec develops thereby methods for improved process control in the MOVPE (Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy). This is the first project for device development in the context of "Zwanzig20 - Advanced UV for Life".

The sub-project was launched on 01st November 2014 and will run for two years.

Nobel prize for physics 2014


This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the Japanese Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the development of blue LEDs. Their work is now used as the basis of numerous research projects in the field of LEDs and laser diodes. Many resulting products are part of everyday life.

The research of "Advanced UV for Life" in the ultraviolet region would be impossible without the foundation created with respect to the P-type doping of gallium nitride.

Investment project approved by BMBF


The BMBF approved investment costs  for FBH and TU Berlin for expanding the technological basis for deployment of LED chips . The funds will be used to strengthen the technological base of the "Joint Labs GaN optoelectronics" of FBH and TU Berlin to UV emitters in order to accelerate the research and development of UV LEDs.