InAlN electron-blocking layers (EBLs) are shown to improve the emission intensity and to mitigate the efficiency droop problem in III-nitride-based visible light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Using an In0.18 Al 0.82 N EBL in blue LEDs, we have achieved a significant improvement in the electroluminescence emission intensity and a mitigated efficiency droop compared to similar LEDs without an EBL or with an Al0.2 Ga 0.8 N EBL. This indicates that an In0.18 Al0.82 N EBL is more effective in electron confinement and reduces the efficiency droop possibly caused by carrier spill-over than conventional AlGaN EBLs.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)