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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(4), 380; doi:10.3390/app7040380

Performance of Nanostructures within InGaN-Based Multiquantum-Well Light-Emitting Devices

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Department of Electronic Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City 243, Taiwan
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College of Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Taipei City University of Science and Technology, Taipei 112, Taiwan
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Received: 26 January 2017 / Revised: 6 April 2017 / Accepted: 10 April 2017 / Published: 11 April 2017
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Abstract

We introduced multiquantum-barrier (MQB) nanostructures into the barrier layers of InGaN/GaN multiquantum-well (MQW) heterostructures to improve the operation characteristics of the light-emitting devices. The electroluminescence (EL) spectra were examined over a broad range of temperatures for the samples. We observed inhibited carrier leakage for the sample with the MQB nanostructures. Greater inhomogeneity of nanocrystallite size and a stronger localization effect were also observed for the sample. To interpret this phenomenon, high-resolution X-ray diffraction curves were measured and analyzed using the Warren–Averbach model. External quantum efficiency as a function of temperature was also evaluated. The calculation results correspond with the inference the EL measurements provided. We determined that the performance of the light-emitting devices is enhanced by the MQB nanostructures within InGaN/GaN MQWs. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiquantum barrier; multiquantum well; electroluminescence; efficiency multiquantum barrier; multiquantum well; electroluminescence; efficiency
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Wu, Y.-F.; Lee, J.-C. Performance of Nanostructures within InGaN-Based Multiquantum-Well Light-Emitting Devices. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 380.

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