Bioinspired Hybrid White Light-Emitting Diodes

Michael D. Weber, Lukas Niklaus, Marlene Pröschel, Pedro B. Coto, Uwe Sonnewald, Rubén D. Costa*

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The first bioinspired hybrid white-light-emitting diodes (bio-HLEDs) featuring protein cascade coatings are presented. For easy fabrication a new strategy to stabilize proteins in rubber-like material was developed. The synergy between the excellent features of fluorescent proteins and the easily processed rubber produces bio-HLEDs with less than 10% loss in luminous efficiency over 100 hours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5493-5498
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • biolighting sources
  • cascade coating
  • fluorescent proteins
  • hybrid light-emitting diodes
  • protein-based rubber materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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