Characteristics of an Efficient ZnS Blue Light-Emitting Diode with a High-Resistivity ZnS Layer Grown by Metalorganic-Chemical-Vapour-Deposition

  • K. Kurisu
  • T. Taguchi
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 38)


An efficient ZnS blue light-emitting diode which consists of MπS structure has been reproducibly fabricated. A high-resistivity ZnS epitaxial layer as a π layer can be grown by low-pressure metalorganic-chemical-vapour deposition. Diode characteristics have been evaluated by means of current-voltage and forward-biased electroluminescence spectra measurements. Room temperature external quantum efficiency as high as about 0.04% can be obtained. It is shown that the recombination process is originated from the free-to-bound deep acceptor transition at higher forward current densities.


External Quantum Efficiency Blue Lead External Effi Blue Diode High External Quantum Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kurisu
    • 1
  • T. Taguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringOsaka UniversitySuita, Osaka 565Japan

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