Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are already used in traffic signals, signage lighting, and automotive applications. However, its ultimate goal is to replace traditional illumination through LED lamps since LED lighting significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts down on carbon-dioxide emission. Despite dramatic advances in LED technologies (e.g., growth, doping and processing technologies), however, there remain critical issues for further improvements yet to be achieved for the realization of solid-state lighting. This book aims to provide the readers with some contemporary LED issues, which have not been comprehensively discussed in the published books and, on which the performance of LEDs is seriously dependent. For example, most importantly, there must be a breakthrough in the growth of high-quality nitride semiconductor epitaxial layers with a low density of dislocations, in particular, in the growth of Al-rich and and In-rich GaN-based semiconductors. The materials quality is directly dependent on the substrates used, such as sapphire, Si, etc. In addition, efficiency droop, growth on different orientations and polarization are also important. Chip processing and packaging technologies are key issues. This book presents a comprehensive review of contemporary LED issues. Given the interest and importance of future research in nitride semiconducting materials and solid state lighting applications, the contents are very timely. The book is composed of chapters written by leading researchers in III-nitride semiconducting materials and device technology. This book will be of interest to scientists and engineers working on LEDs for lighting applications. Postgraduate researchers working on LEDs will also benefit from the issues this book provides.Honda et al., J. Cryst. Growth 242, 82 (2002) . Honda et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 222 (2002) . Honda et al., J. Cryst. Growth 242, 77 (2002) . Narita et al., Phys. Status Solidi C 2, 2349 (2005) .Tanikawa et al., J. Cryst. Growth 310, 4999 (2008) .
|Title||:||III-Nitride Based Light Emitting Diodes and Applications|
|Author||:||Tae-Yeon Seong, Jung Han, Hiroshi Amano, Hadis Morkoc|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2014-07-08|