Flexible White Light Emitting Diodes Based on Nitride Nanowires and Nanophosphors

Abstract : We report the first demonstration of a flexible white phosphor-converted light emitting diodes (LEDs) based on p-n junction core/shell nitride nanowires. GaN nanowires containing 7 radial In 0.2 Ga 0.8 N/GaN quantum wells were grown by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition on a sapphire substrate by a catalyst-free approach. To fabricate the flexible LED, the nanowires are embedded into a phosphor-doped polymer matrix, peeled off from the growth substrate and contacted using flexible and transparent silver nanowire mesh. The electroluminescence of a flexible device presents a cool-white color with a spectral distribution covering a broad spectral range from 400 to 700 nm. Mechanical bending stress down to a curvature radius of 5 mm doesnot yieldany degradation of the LED performance. The maximal measured external quantum efficiency (EQE) of the white LED is 9.3% and the wall plug efficiency is 2.4%.
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Nan Guan, Xing Dai, Agnes Messanvi, Hezhi Zhang, Jianchang Yan, et al.. Flexible White Light Emitting Diodes Based on Nitride Nanowires and Nanophosphors. ACS photonics, American Chemical Society,, 2016, 3 (4), pp.597-603. ⟨10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00696⟩. ⟨hal-01320610⟩



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