8. Energy Conversion: Solid-State Lighting

  1. Aron Walsh4,
  2. Alexey A. Sokol5 and
  3. C. Richard A. Catlow6
  1. E. Kioupakis1,2,
  2. P. Rinke1,3,
  3. A. Janotti1,
  4. Q. Yan1 and
  5. C.G. Van de Walle1

Published Online: 25 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118551462.ch8

Computational Approaches to Energy Materials

Computational Approaches to Energy Materials

How to Cite

Kioupakis, E., Rinke, P., Janotti, A., Yan, Q. and Van de Walle, C.G. (2013) Energy Conversion: Solid-State Lighting, in Computational Approaches to Energy Materials (eds A. Walsh, A. A. Sokol and C. R. A. Catlow), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118551462.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, UK

  2. 5

    Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK

  3. 6

    Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Materials Department, University of California, Santa, Barbara, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

  3. 3

    Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119950936

Online ISBN: 9781118551462



  • electronic properties;
  • first-principles computational methods;
  • nitride materials;
  • solid-state lighting


This chapter discusses recent developments in first-principles computational methods for the study of nitride materials employed for solid-state lighting. The chapter also presents examples that show the wide range of applications of first-principles calculations in this field, ranging from the basic structural and electronic properties of the nitride materials to the effects of strain, defects, and nonradiative recombination on the optoelectronic device performance. First-principles methods are a powerful explanatory and predictive computational tool that can assist and guide the experimental development of efficient solid-state optoelectronic devices and can help reduce the impact of general lighting on the world's energy resources.