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Borgström, Magnus T.ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8061-0746
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Kivisaari, P., Berg, A., Karimi, M., Storm, K., Limpert, S., Oksanen, J., . . . Borgström, M. T. (2017). Optimization of Current Injection in AlGaInP Core−Shell Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes. Nano letters (Print), 17(6), 3599-3606
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2017 (English)In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 17, no 6, p. 3599-3606Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Core–shell nanowires offer great potential to enhance the efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and expand the attainable wavelength range of LEDs over the whole visible spectrum. Additionally, nanowire (NW) LEDs can offer both improved light extraction and emission enhancement if the diameter of the wires is not larger than half the emission wavelength (λ/2). However, AlGaInP nanowire LEDs have so far failed to match the high efficiencies of traditional planar technologies, and the parameters limiting the efficiency remain unidentified. In this work, we show by experimental and theoretical studies that the small nanowire dimensions required for efficient light extraction and emission enhancement facilitate significant loss currents, which result in a low efficiency in radial NW LEDs in particular. To this end, we fabricate AlGaInP core–shell nanowire LEDs where the nanowire diameter is roughly equal to λ/2, and we find that both a large loss current and a large contact resistance are present in the samples. To investigate the significant loss current observed in the experiments in more detail, we carry out device simulations accounting for the full 3D nanowire geometry. According to the simulations, the low efficiency of radial AlGaInP nanowire LEDs can be explained by a substantial hole leakage to the outer barrier layer due to the small layer thicknesses and the close proximity of the shell contact. Using further simulations, we propose modifications to the epitaxial structure to eliminate such leakage currents and to increase the efficiency to near unity without sacrificing the λ/2 upper limit of the nanowire diameter. To gain a better insight of the device physics, we introduce an optical output measurement technique to estimate an ideality factor that is only dependent on the quasi-Fermi level separation in the LED. The results show ideality factors in the range of 1–2 around the maximum LED efficiency even in the presence of a very large voltage loss, indicating that the technique is especially attractive for measuring nanowire LEDs at an early stage of development before electrical contacts have been optimized. The presented results and characterization techniques form a basis of how to simultaneously optimize the electrical and optical efficiency of core–shell nanowire LEDs, paving the way to nanowire light emitters that make true use of larger-than-unity Purcell factors and the consequently enhanced spontaneous emission. © 2017American Chemical Society

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017
National Category
Nano Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34048 (URN)10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00759 (DOI)000403631600041 ()28535346 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85020753897 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-10 Created: 2017-06-10 Last updated: 2018-04-03Bibliographically approved
Karimi, M., Jain, V., Heurlin, M., Nowzari, A., Hussain, L., Lindgren, D., . . . Pettersson, H. (2017). Room-temperature InP/InAsP Quantum Discs-in-Nanowire Infrared Photodetectors [Letter to the editor]. Nano letters (Print), 17(6), 3356-3362
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2017 (English)In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 17, no 6, p. 3356-3362Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The possibility to engineer nanowire heterostructures with large bandgap variations is particularly interesting for technologically important broadband photodetector applications. Here we report on a combined study of design, fabrication, and optoelectronic properties of infrared photodetectors comprising four million n+–i–n+ InP nanowires periodically ordered in arrays. The nanowires were grown by metal–organic vapor phase epitaxy on InP substrates, with either a single or 20 InAsP quantum discs embedded in the i-segment. By Zn compensation of the residual n-dopants in the i-segment, the room-temperature dark current is strongly suppressed to a level of pA/NW at 1 V bias. The low dark current is manifested in the spectrally resolved photocurrent measurements, which reveal strong photocurrent contributions from the InAsP quantum discs at room temperature with a threshold wavelength of about 2.0 μm and a bias-tunable responsivity reaching 7 A/W@1.38 μm at 2 V bias. Two different processing schemes were implemented to study the effects of radial self-gating in the nanowires induced by the nanowire/SiOx/ITO wrap-gate geometry. Summarized, our results show that properly designed axial InP/InAsP nanowire heterostructures are promising candidates for broadband photodetectors. © 2017 American Chemical Society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington, DC: American Chemical Society (ACS), 2017
Keywords
Nanowires, disc-in-nanowire, infrared photodetectors, quantum discs
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34047 (URN)10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b05114 (DOI)000403631600005 ()28535059 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85020825146 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-10 Created: 2017-06-10 Last updated: 2018-04-03Bibliographically approved
Berg, A., Yazdi, S., Nowzari, A., Storm, K., Jain, V., Vainorius, N., . . . Borgström, M. T. (2016). Radial Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes in the (AlxGa1-x)yIn1-yP Material System. Nano letters (Print), 16(1), 656-662
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2016 (English)In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 656-662Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nanowires have the potential to play an important role for next-generation light-emitting diodes. In this work, we present a growth scheme for radial nanowire quantum-well structures in the AlGaInP material system using a GaInP nanowire core as a template for radial growth with GaInP as the active layer for emission and AlGaInP as charge carrier barriers. The different layers were analyzed by X-ray diffraction to ensure lattice-matched radial structures. Furthermore, we evaluated the material composition and heterojunction interface sharpness by scanning transmission electron microscopy energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The electro-optical properties were investigated by injection luminescence measurements. The presented results can be a valuable track toward radial nanowire light-emitting diodes in the AlGaInP material system in the red/orange/yellow color spectrum. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington, DC: American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016
Keywords
Nanowire, radial, quantum well, STEM-EDX, light-emitting diodes, MOCVD
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35700 (URN)10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04401 (DOI)000368322700100 ()26708274 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84957989531 (Scopus ID)
Projects
NWs4LIGHT
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 280773
Available from: 2018-01-10 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Jain, V., Wallentin, J., Nowzari, A., Heurlin, M., Asoli, D., Borgström, M. T., . . . Pettersson, H. (2015). Processing and Characterization of Nanowire Arrays for Photodetectors. In: Baldassare Di Bartolo, John Collins & Luciano Silvestri (Ed.), Nano-Structures for Optics and Photonics: Optical Strategies for Enhancing Sensing, Imaging, Communication and Energy Conversion. Paper presented at International School of Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy - Nano-Structures for Optics & Photonics, Erice, Sicily, Italy, July 4-19, 2013 (pp. 511-512). Dordrecht: Springer
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2015 (English)In: Nano-Structures for Optics and Photonics: Optical Strategies for Enhancing Sensing, Imaging, Communication and Energy Conversion / [ed] Baldassare Di Bartolo, John Collins & Luciano Silvestri, Dordrecht: Springer, 2015, p. 511-512Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present a fabrication scheme of contacting arrays of vertically standing nanowires (NW) for LEDs (Duan et al. Nature 409:66–69, 2001), photodetectors (Wang et al. Science (NY) 293:1455–1457, 2001) or solar cell applications (Wallentin et al. Science (NY) 339:1057–1060, 2013). Samples were prepared by depositing Au films using nano-imprint lithography (Må rtensson et al. Nano Lett 4:699–702, 2004) which are used as catalysts for NW growth in a low-pressure metal organic vapour phase epitaxy system where III-V precursors and dopant gases are flown at elevated temperatures which lead to the formation of NWs with different segments (Borgström et al. Nano Res 3:264–270, 2010). An insulating SiO2 layer is then deposited and etched from the top segments of the NWs followed by sputtering of a transparent top conducting oxide and opening up 1 × 1 mm2 device areas through a UV lithography step and etching of the top contact from non-device areas. A second UV lithography step was subsequently carried out to open up smaller windows on the ITO squares for bond pad definition, followed by metallization and lift-off; and the substrate is used as back contact. We also report on the electrical and optical properties of near-infrared p+−i−n+ photodetectors/solar cells based on square millimeter ensembles of InP nanowires grown on InP substrates. The study includes a sample series where the p +-segment length was varied between 0 and 250 nm, as well as solar cell samples with 9.3 % efficiency with similar design. The NWs have a complex modulated crystal structure of alternating wurtzite and zincblende segments, a polytypism that depends on dopant type. The electrical data for all samples display excellent rectifying behavior with an ideality factor of about 2 at 300 K. From spectrally resolved photocurrent measurements, we conclude that the photocurrent generation process depends strongly on the p +-segment length. Without p +-segment in the NWs, photogenerated carriers funneled from the substrate into the NWs contribute significantly to the photocurrent. Adding a p +-segment shifts the depletion region up into the i-region of the NWs reducing the substrate contribution to photocurrent while strongly improving the collections of carriers generated in the NWs, in agreement with theoretical modeling (Fig. 48.1). © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht: Springer, 2015
Series
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, ISSN 1874-6500
Keywords
Nanophotonics, Nanowires, Infrared (IR), Photodetectors, Solar cells
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25127 (URN)10.1007/978-94-017-9133-5_48 (DOI)2-s2.0-84921395940 (Scopus ID)978-94-017-9142-7 (ISBN)978-94-017-9132-8 (ISBN)978-94-017-9133-5 (ISBN)
Conference
International School of Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy - Nano-Structures for Optics & Photonics, Erice, Sicily, Italy, July 4-19, 2013
Projects
Nanowires, photodetectors, solar cells, nanotechnology
Available from: 2014-04-22 Created: 2014-04-22 Last updated: 2018-04-03Bibliographically approved
Jafari Jam, R., Heurlin, M., Kvennefors, A., Graczyk, M., Jain, V., Borgström, M. T., . . . Maximov, I. (2013). Nanoimprint Lithography and Gold Electroplating for Nanowire Seed Particle Definition. In: : . Paper presented at Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 October, 2013.
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Keywords
Nanotechnology, electroplating, nanowire growth
National Category
Nano Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25129 (URN)
Conference
Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 October, 2013
Available from: 2014-04-22 Created: 2014-04-22 Last updated: 2018-04-03Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8061-0746

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