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Tetradymite Layer Assisted Heteroepitaxial Growth And Applications

United States Patent Application

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A multilayer stack including a substrate, an active layer, and a tetradymite buffer layer positioned between the substrate and the active layer is disclosed. A method for fabricating a multilayer stack including a substrate, a tetradymite buffer layer and an active layer is also disclosed. Use of such stacks may be in photovoltaics, solar cells, light emitting diodes, and night vision arrays, among other applications.
STOICA, Vladimir A. (Ann Arbor, MI), ENDICOTT, Lynn (Ann Arbor, MI), CLARKE, Roy (Ann Arbor, MI), UHER, Ctirad (Ann Arbor, MI)
14/ 807,378
July 23, 2015
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0000957 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.