POSTPONED! Nitrides Seminar - Chris Zollner, Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

POSTPONED: 5/4/2021 12:00PM via Zoom


Nitrides Seminar

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12:00PM

Meeting ID: 864 2090 2843

Passcode: 608480


University of California, Santa Barbara


Chris Zollner
Graduate Student Researcher, Materials Dept., DenBaars Group


AlGaN-based UV-C LEDs grown on SiC and sapphire by MOCVD

HOST: Dr. Tal Margalith

Abstract: AlGaN-based UV-C LEDs are needed for ultraviolet disinfection applications for air, water, and surfaces. The most effective wavelengths for germicidal irradiation (250 nm - 285 nm) require AlGaN active regions with Al molar fractions above 40%, and n- and p-type AlGaN layers with average Al molar fractions of 65% or higher. These ultrawide bandgap alloys present challenges in MOCVD growth, device design, and fabrication technologies which have kept UV-C LED efficiencies below 10% until very recently. In this talk, I will discuss the reasons for the low efficiency of UV-C LEDs compared to blue and white LEDs, and present some approaches to epitaxial growth and device fabrication which improve device efficiency significantly.