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Flexible inorganic nanowire light-emitting diode

Nadarajah, Athavan and Word, Robert C. and Meiss, Jan and Konenkamp, Rolf (2008) Flexible inorganic nanowire light-emitting diode. NANO LETTERS, 8 (2). pp. 534-537.

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We report a highly flexible light-emitting device in which inorganic nanowires are the optically active components. The sing le-crystal line ZnO nanowires are grown at 80 degrees C on flexible polymer-based indium-tin-oxide-coated substrates and subsequently encapsulated in a minimal-thickness, void-filling polystyrene film. A reflective top contact serving as the anode in the diode structure is provided by a strongly doped p-type polymer and an evaporated Au film. The emission through the polymer side of this arrangement covers most of the visual region. Electrical and optical properties as well as performance limitations of the device structure are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:474
Deposited On:04 Dec 2008 15:54
Last Modified:04 Dec 2008 15:54

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