Liquid Solution Phase Epitaxial Growth of Al-doped f-SiC for LEDs

Kai Tang, Xiang Ma, Casper van der Eijk, Haiyan Ou

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    This paper presents our laboratory results of growing a new type of compound semiconductor crystal, i.e. fluorescent silicon carbide (f-SiC), by using liquid solution phase epitaxial (LPE) technology. This new type of f-SiC based white LEDs (WLEDs) represents higher luminous efficiency, better light quality and longer lifespan, compared to the current yellow phosphor based white LEDs. Liquid phase epitaxy technology is able to yield a high crystalline quality in terms of structural perfection owing to the fact that it is a near equilibrium process. In addition, the technological equipment required for LPE is relatively inexpensive. The fundamental backgrounds for LPE growth of Al-doped 4H-SiC are first introduced and elaborated by new thermodynamic and crystal growth models. Based on theoretical analyses, the new designed experimental apparatus is then constructed. The experimental results are presented and discussed. Since operational temperature of LPE growth is much lower than that currently used in physical vapour transport (PVT) process, it is expected to save the energy consumption for SiC crystal growth.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2018
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventE-MRS Spring Meeting 2017 - Strasbourg Convention Centre , Stasbourg, France
    Duration: 22 May 201726 May 2017


    ConferenceE-MRS Spring Meeting 2017
    LocationStrasbourg Convention Centre
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    E-MRS Spring Meeting 2017 - Stasbourg, France, Symposium O, paper O.2.1


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