We demonstrate flexible red light-emitting diodes based on axial GaPAs/GaP heterostruc-tured nanowires embedded in polydimethylsiloxane membranes with transparent electrodes involv-ing single-walled carbon nanotubes. The GaPAs/GaP axial nanowire arrays were grown by molecular beam epitaxy, encapsulated into a polydimethylsiloxane film, and then released from the growth substrate. The fabricated free-standing membrane of light-emitting diodes with contacts of single-walled carbon nanotube films has the main electroluminescence line at 670 nm. Membrane-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were compared with GaPAs/GaP NW array LED devices processed directly on Si growth substrate revealing similar electroluminescence properties. Demonstrated membrane-based red LEDs are opening an avenue for flexible full color inorganic devices.
- Flexible LED
- Molecular beam epitaxy
- Single-walled carbon nanotubes