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This work reports the electroluminescence from carbon-and silicon-rich silicon oxide layers under continuous wave and pulsed excitation. The films were fabricated by Si and C ion implantation at low energy in 40 nm thick SiO 2 , followed by annealing at 1100degC. In continuous wave excitation, white electroluminescence has been observed. Structural and optical studies allow assigning it to Si nanocrystals for the red part of the spectrum, and to C-related centers for the blue and green components. The external efficiency has been estimated to 10 -4 %. Electrical characteristics show a Fowler-Nordheim behavior for voltages above 25 V, equal to the onset of electroluminescence. This suggests that light emission is related to the impact ionization of radiative centers. In pulsed excitation, electroluminescence has been observed for a voltage of less than 10 V. It is shown that the C-rich centers are not involved in this …
Publication date: 
31 Jan 2007

O Jambois, A Perez-Rodriguez, P Pellegrino, Josep Carreras, M Peralvarez, Caroline Bonafos, S Schamm, Gérard Benassayag, Vincent Paillard, M Perego, B Garrido

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Pages: 1-4
2007 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices