Oleg Losev

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Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 22, 1942 (38)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1903
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 22, 1942 (38)

About

Russian scientist who observed light emission from carborundum point-contact junctions which became the first light-emitting diode or LED.

Before Fame

He worked as a radio technician which led to his discovery that crystal diodes used in radio receivers emitted light when there was current passed through them.

Trivia

He first published details about the LED in a 1927 Russian journal.

Family Life

He came from a high-ranking Russian family in Tver, Russia.

Associated With

Like him, Dmitri Mendeleev was also a Russian scientist.

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