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Gallium Nitride: Novel Material for the New Millenium SpaceDaily

Ever wanted a light bulb that lasts up to 10 years, a blue laser that will quadruple the storage capacity of a compact disc or aerospace components that can operate over a wide temperature range and remain unaffected by radiation. Then a remarkable kind of semiconducting material made from gallium nitride and its close chemical cousins: aluminum nitride and indium nitride may be the answer.