Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Semiconductor Heterostructures with Efficient Non-Radiative Energy Transfer


  • We thank The Dow Chemical Company for providing the polymer used in these experiments. We also thank the Sumomito Chemical Company for permission to publish this work. Sumomito now holds the rights to the Lumation brand polyfluorene materials and should be contacted for any further enquiries thereon. We thank Ms. K. Bejtka and Dr. R. W. Martin of Strathclyde University Department of Physics for initial calibration measurements on the as-grown quantum well samples. We also thank Dr. J. Wilson for useful discussions. We are grateful to Research Councils UK (Basic Technology Research Programme) and the European Union (HYTEC IHP Network Project) for financial support.


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An inorganic/organic hybrid semiconductor heterostructure is reported, in which an InGaN quantum well is non-radiatively coupled to a semiconducting polymer overlayer (see Figure). This architecture has the potential to take advantage of the complementary attributes of the two types of semiconductor that it contains, and may lead to devices with highly efficient emission across the entire visible spectrum.