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White electroluminescence from ITO/porous silicon junctions

Authors
Journal
Journal of Luminescence
0022-2313
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
134
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2012.09.012
Keywords
  • Porous Silicon
  • Electroluminescence
  • Led
  • White Light

Abstract

Abstract A DC magnetron is used to sputter highly conductive ITO on the surface of porous silicon to form LEDs that not only emit the usual red-orange light in one bias direction, but stable white light when biased in the opposite direction. The direction of the bias required for white light emission depends on whether p- or n-type silicon is used. The white light is clearly visible to the naked eye and stable for >2h of continuous operation. The likely source of the white light emission is from the intra- or inter-band transitions of hot carriers generated in an avalanche process.

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