Dislocation-Based Silicon Light Emitting Devices

  • M. A. Lourenço
  • M. S. A. Siddiqui
  • G. Shao
  • R. M. Gwilliam
  • K. P. Homewood
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 93)


Silicon is by far the most commonly used and preferred semiconductor for the electronics industry, not least because of the much lower cost that results from, for example, cheaper substrates and the savings involved by the use of ultra large scale integration (ULSI) technology. Silicon’s main disadvantage is its inability to act as an efficient light emitter due to the indirect nature of the band gap.


Dislocation Loop Thermal Quenching Silicon Lattice Electro Luminescence Ultra Large Scale Integration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Lourenço
    • 1
  • M. S. A. Siddiqui
    • 1
  • G. Shao
    • 2
  • R. M. Gwilliam
    • 1
  • K. P. Homewood
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics and Physical SciencesUniversity of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUK
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversity of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUK

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