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Researchers Produce Flexible UV LEDs

Researchers at The Ohio State University are using molecular beam epitaxy to produce lightweight, flexible UV LEDs. Typically, deep UV LEDs have only been grown on a single-crystal semiconductor substrate making them difficult and costly to manufacture. Molecular beam epitaxy can be used to grow these LEDs on metal foils.

The research was funded by the Army Research Office and National Science Foundation to use the LEDs to create portable UV LEDs for soldiers that can be used to purify drinking water or sterilize medical equipment.

This article was adapted from an article by Julien Happich published on November 17, 2016. View the original article here.