Aluminum nitride deep-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes

Yoshitaka Taniyasu*, Makoto Kasu, Toshiki Makimoto

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We have successfully fabricated an aluminum nitride light-emitting diode (LED) and observed ultraviolet light with a wavelength of 210 nm. This is the shortest wavelength ever observed from any semiconductor. This LED represents a major step towards replacing large, toxic, and low-efficiency gas light sources with compact, harmless, and high-efficiency semiconductor light sources. The application fields of these LEDs include environmental protection, nanotechnology, and information technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalNTT Technical Review
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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