Gettering of epitaxial gallium phosphide using phosphosilicate glass

Bruce W. Wessels*

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Chemically vapour deposited phosphosilicate glass films were used to getter epitaxial gallium-phosphide layers. Significant improvements in the electroluminescent efficiency of yellow light-emitting diodes fabricated from the gettered material were observed. Results suggest that the gettering removes compensating impurities as well defects which influence minority carrier lifetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)748-749
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 8 1979


  • Carrier lifetime
  • Electroluminescence
  • Gallium compounds
  • Getters
  • Light-emitting diodes
  • Phosphosilicate glasses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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