Nitride Nanowires for Light Emitting Diodes

  • Nan Guan
  • Xing Dai
  • François H. Julien
  • Joël Eymery
  • Christophe Durant
  • Maria TchernychevaEmail author
Part of the Solid State Lighting Technology and Application Series book series (SSLTA, volume 4)


This chapter describes the present status of nitride nanowire (NW) light emitting diodes (LEDs). The main focus is on the NW synthesized by a bottom-up approach. NW growth methods are described and the device processing is presented. Different realizations of NW LEDs are reviewed, grouped by their spectral domain and the targeted applications. Existing challenges of NW technology for LEDs are analyzed. New functionalities offered by the NW geometry are described, namely the use of NWs to create mechanically flexible light sources.


Light emitting diode Nanowire Nitride Visible light emitters Mechanical flexibility 



The authors acknowledge fruitful discussions with V. Consonni and A. V. Maslov.

This work has been partially financially supported by ANR “Investissement d’Avenir” programmes “GaNeX” (ANR-11-LABX-2014) and “NanoSaclay” (ANR-10-LABX-0035), by ANR-14-CE26-0020-01 project “PLATOFIL,”, by EU ERC project “NanoHarvest” (grant no. 639052), and FP7 ITN Marie Curie project “INDEED” (grant no. 722176).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nan Guan
    • 1
  • Xing Dai
    • 1
  • François H. Julien
    • 1
  • Joël Eymery
    • 2
  • Christophe Durant
    • 3
  • Maria Tchernycheva
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies, UMR9001 CNRS, University Paris Sud, University Paris SaclayPalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, INAC, MEMGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, INAC, PHELIQS, “Nanophysique et Semiconducteurs”GrenobleFrance

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