We report on the achievement of a new class of nanowire light emitting diodes (LEDs), incorporating InGaN/GaN dot-in-a-wire nanoscale heterostructures grown directly on Si(111) substrates. Strong emission across nearly the entire visible wavelength range can be realized by varying the dot composition. Moreover, we have demonstrated phosphor-free white LEDs by controlling the indium content in the dots in a single epitaxial growth step. Such devices can exhibit relatively high internal quantum efficiency (>20%) and no apparent efficiency droop for current densities up to ∼ 200Acm- 2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry
- General Materials Science
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering