Visible-Color-Tunable Light-Emitting Diodes

National Creative Research Initiative Center for Semiconductor, Nanorods, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Korea.
Advanced Materials (Impact Factor: 17.49). 08/2011; 23(29):3284-8. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100806
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Visible-color-tunable light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with electroluminescent color that changes continuously from red to blue by adjusting the external electric bias are fabricated using multifacetted GaN nanorods with anisotropically formed 3D InGaN multiple-quantum wells. Monolithically integrated red, green, and blue LEDs on a single substrate, operating at a fixed drive current, are also demonstrated for inorganic full-color LED display applications.

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    • "Another factor is the high dislocation density (10 9 –10 11 cm 2 ) of the epitaxial layer grown on the heterosubstrate, leading to a debasing influence on the device performance [7]. InGaN/GaN nanorods have been considered the most promising technique to reduce piezoelectric polarization by exposing the nonpolar planes (m-or a-planes) [8] [9] [10]. Furthermore, the increased effective emission area obtained by stretching the length of GaN nanorods can also potentially enhance the light output power [11]. "

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    • "Therefore, to simplify the fabrication complexity associated with aforementioned techniques, it is extremely important to explore simpler approaches for multicolor displays. There have been several reports on different growth methods to achieve color tunability of inorganic LEDs and their potential in multicolor display and phosphor-free white lighting [12]–[14]. However, to the best of our knowledge, no multicolor inorganic display system has been realized based on these LED wafer materials. "
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