Russian Microelectronics

, Volume 47, Issue 7, pp 494–497 | Cite as

Thermoelectric Model of the InGaN/GaN Light Emission Diode with Allowance for the Substrate Heterostructure Effect

  • V. A. SergeevEmail author
  • A. M. Hodakov


Accounting for the production of heat in high-ohmic substrates of heterostructural light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is an important factor, determining their functional properties, limiting operation modes, and reliability. A nonlinear thermoelectric model of the InGaN/GaN LED is presented, taking into account Joule thermal generation in a semiconductor substrate. The potential distribution on structural elements and the dependence on the current of the thermal resistance of a semiconductor structure of the device are obtained. The adequacy of the model is confirmed by comparing the calculated and experimental dependences of the thermal resistance of a high-power LED on the total current. The thermoelectric model of the LED with allowance for Joule heat production allows us to calculate its thermal resistance. The adequacy of the model is confirmed experimentally.


Joule heat temperature thermal resistance heterostructure 



The work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Government of Ulyanovsk Region, project no. 16-47-732151 r_ofi_m.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Ulyanovsk Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesUlyanovskRussia
  2. 2.Ulyanovsk State Technical UniversityUlyanovskRussia

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