Light emitting diodes - How it started

Hermann Grimmeiss, John W. Allen

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Abstract

The physical phenomenon of what is now called p-n-luminescence has been known for more than 100 years. However, the effect as such was not understood until 1951 after the invention of the p-n-junction in 1947. The paper presents a brief survey of the development of LEDs in the visible region up to the early 1960s by not only focusing on the history of LEDs but also taking into account material science aspects. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors - Science and Technology. Proceedings (Journal of Non-crystalline Solids)
PublisherElsevier
Pages871-880
Volume352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event21st International Conference on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors - Science and Technology - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2005 Sep 42005 Sep 9

Publication series

Name
Number9-20
Volume352
ISSN (Print)0022-3093

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors - Science and Technology
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period2005/09/042005/09/09

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

  • III-V semiconductors

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