Vertical nanowire array-based light emitting diodes
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- Lai, E., Kim, W. & Yang, P. Nano Res. (2008) 1: 123. doi:10.1007/s12274-008-8017-4
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Electroluminescence from a nanowire array-based light emitting diode is reported. The junction consists of a p-type GaN thin film grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and a vertical n-type ZnO nanowire array grown epitaxially from the thin film through a simple low temperature solution method. The fabricated devices exhibit diode like current voltage behavior. Electroluminescence is visible to the human eye at a forward bias of 10 V and spectroscopy reveals that emission is dominated by acceptor to band transitions in the p-GaN thin film. It is suggested that the vertical nanowire architecture of the device leads to waveguided emission from the thin film through the nanowire array.