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Development of Low Cost, High Quality Nitrides for Solid-State Lighting and Other Power Saving Applications

Funding: 2009: $111,000
2010: $88,000
2011: $91,000

Project Member(s): Phillips, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2009

Summary: The aim of this project is to develop growth and post-growth processing techniques to significantly improve the electrical properties of nitride materials and the performance of nitride devices, in particular high brightness white light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The project will utilize recent Australian advances in low temperature nitride growth technologies and variable pressure electron microscopy to conduct in-situ controlled atmosphere heat treatments and characterisation of the light emission efficiency. These studies will facilitate development of detailed procedures to improve the performance and lower the cost of nitride-based LEDs, making these devices price-competitive with current lighting technologies'',

Keywords: Nitrides, Materials Engineering, Materials Characterisation, Semiconductor Fabrication, Optoelectronics,

FOR Codes: Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, Composite and Hybrid Materials, Materials Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Other, Physical sciences, Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified, Glass materials