MM02 – Carrier transport in (In,Ga)N quantum well systems: Connecting atomistic tight-binding electronic structure theory to drift-diffusion simulations

Understanding the impact of the alloy microstructure on carrier transport in (In,Ga)N/GaN quantum well systems is important for aiding device design. We study the impact that alloy fluctuations have on uni-polar carrier transport for both electrons (n-i-n junction) and holes (p-i-p junction) using a multiscale framework. To do so we connect an atomistic tight-binding model to a 3D macroscale drift-diffusion solver, ddfermi, which includes quantum corrections through the localization landscape theory. Results indicate that for electrons, alloy fluctuations lead to a higher current at a fixed bias compared to a calculation without alloy fluctuations. In contrast, alloy induced hole localization effects results in a reduced current.

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