Nickel foam as a substrate for III-nitride nanowire growth

Michael A. Mastro, Neeraj Nepal, Fritz Kub, Jennifer K. Hite, Jihyun Kim, Charles R. Eddy

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This article presents the use of flexible metal foam substrates for the growth of III-nitride nanowire light emitters to tackle the inherent limitations of thin-film light emitting diodes as well as fabrication and application issues of traditional substrates. A dense packing of gallium nitride nanowires were grown on a nickel foam substrate. The nanowires grew predominantly along the a-plane direction, normal to the local surface of the nickel foam. Strong luminescence was observed from undoped GaN and InGaN quantum well light emitting diode nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompound Semiconductors
Subtitle of host publicationThin-Film Photovoltaics, LEDs, and Smart Energy Controls
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Apr 12013 Apr 5

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2013 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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