Nonpolar Green LEDs Based on InGaN

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85301
Agency Tracking Number: 90176
Amount: $99,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 10 c
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Cermet, Inc.
1015 Collier Road, Bldg H, Atlanta, GA, 30318
DUNS: 826426025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Nause
 Mr.
 (404) 351-0005
 jnause@cermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Jeff Nause
Title: Mr.
Phone: (404) 351-0005
Email: jnause@cermetinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current green LEDs suffer from lower efficiency compared to blue and red LEDs. This lower efficiency hampers the use of RGB solutions to solid state light sources. This project will bridge the ¿green gap¿ by developing nonpolar green InGaN-based LEDs with state of the art properties. These properties include record low defect density, InGaN emitters, high hole concentration, and p-type InGaN, all incorporated in nonpolar orientations. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The successful development of this LED technology will provide a low cost, very-high-efficiency green LED for all solid state lighting applications, including general illumination. The increase in efficiency of the green LED will enable RGB systems to exceed LED metrics of 150 lumens per watt.

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