Researchers in the Netherlands win Breakthrough of the Year 2020 prize
The Physics World Breakthrough of the Year 2020 Prize goes to researchers Elham Fadaly, Alain Dijkstra and Erik Bakkers at Eindhoven University of Technology who, together with an international team, developed an alloy with silicon that can emit light.
Emitting light from silicon has been the ‘Holy Grail’ in the microelectronics industry for decades. Solving this puzzle revolutionises computing, as chips will become faster than ever. The results have been published in the journal Nature.
Amazing news! For a closer read and an audio-interview with Erik Bakkers, see the article in Physics World linked below.