Compound Semiconductor Device on Virtual Substrate

Fabrication of infrared photo detectors with high quality and appropriate thicknesses. Background: The detectors for semi conductors must 1) have a low defect density 2) have complete control over alloy composition of the materials grown. However, traditional infrared photodetectors are created by elements in Group III or V of the periodic table, must fit qualities that will not hinder the capabilities of the semiconductor itself. An example of this problem is radio communication. If the material used to create the photodetector has too much lattice energy, the band gap (eV) able to be detected by the semiconductor can vary. Technology Overview: Fabrication of compound semi-conductor comprising of III-V alloys In and/or Ga, and As and/or Sb. A bulk crystalline substrate having arbitrary lattice constant is obtained for the fabrication of the device comprising non-strained, not relaxed layer of the lattice constant between about 6.1 and 6.5 Angstrom, followed by MBE or MOVPE growth over the said substrate of a transitional layer of AlInGaAsSb material with the composition graded from that matching the lattice constant of the substrate to that providing lattice match with the said non-strained, not relaxed layer of the lattice constant between about 6.1 and 6.5 Angstrom. Layer growth is continued with fixed composition, concluding the said transitional layer and forming a pseudo bulk virtual substrate lattice matched to the said non-strained, not relaxed layer of the lattice constant. Advantages: More Accurate

Lower Defect Density

Easier to Produce

More Control Applications: - Barrier Diodes - Semiconductors - Microelectronics  Intellectual Property Summary: Patented Stage of Development: 9065000 Licensing Potential: Development partner,Commercial partner,Licensing Licensing Status: Available for licensing. 8340 Additional Information: compound semiconductor,semiconductor device,infrared,communication,band gap,photodetector,semiconductor material,semiconductor fabrication,semiconductor manufacturing,semiconductor,opto semiconductors,radiation detector,radiation detection,radiation detectors,infra red,infra-red,molecular beam epitaxy,semiconductor production,widebandgap semiconductor,photo,conductor,defect,radios,crystalline,barrier,diode,produce Please note, header image is purely illustrative. Source: maticulous, Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

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