Intrinsic irreversibility in semiconductor light emission

D. Ding, Shane Johnson, J. B. Wang, S. Q. Yu, Yong-Hang Zhang

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The study of the light emission in semiconductors using energy and entropy balance equations reveals that there is an intrinsic entropy generation built into the emission process. Such an irreversible property provides insight into the conversion of electrical energy into light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1698-1701
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event33rd International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors, ISCS-2006 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 17 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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