Physics of Gallium Nitride and Related Compounds

  • Shuji Nakamura
  • Stephen Pearton
  • Gerhard Fasol


Gallium nitride and related compounds have been propelled from obscurity into the mainstream of physics and electrical engineering research within the time-span of a few months through Nakamura’s development of commercially viable blue and green light emitters.


Valence Band Wurtzite Structure Electronic Band Structure Gallium Nitride Conduction Band Minimum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuji Nakamura
    • 1
  • Stephen Pearton
    • 2
  • Gerhard Fasol
    • 3
  1. 1.Materials Dept.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Eurotechnology Japan Ltd.Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160Japan

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