US 11,881,536 B2
Adamantine semiconductor and uses thereof
Xiaojing Hao, Sydney (AU); Robert John Patterson, Sydney (AU); Shiyou Chen, Sydney (AU); and Martin Andrew Green, Sydney (AU)
Assigned to NewSouth Innovations Pty Limited, Sydney (AU)
Appl. No. 16/959,654
Filed by NewSouth Innovations Pty Limited, Sydney (AU)
PCT Filed Feb. 15, 2019, PCT No. PCT/AU2019/050121
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jul. 1, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/157562, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 22, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 2018900501 (AU), filed on Feb. 16, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2021/0135028 A1, May 6, 2021
Int. Cl. H01L 31/18 (2006.01); H01L 31/0749 (2012.01); H01L 31/0296 (2006.01); H01L 31/0304 (2006.01); H01L 31/032 (2006.01)
CPC H01L 31/18 (2013.01) [H01L 31/0296 (2013.01); H01L 31/02966 (2013.01); H01L 31/0304 (2013.01); H01L 31/0322 (2013.01); H01L 31/0324 (2013.01); H01L 31/03046 (2013.01); H01L 31/0749 (2013.01); Y02E 10/541 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An adamantine semiconductor comprising:
a first element being from one of the following groups: VIII, VII, VI, V, IV, III, II, Ī or 0; and
at least two other elements, the at least two other elements being from at least one of:
i) at least one of group I, II, III, IV, V, VI, or VII; or
ii) elements that are not formally being from group I, II, III, IV, V, VI, or VII but have the same oxidation state as the elements that are from the at least one of group I, II, III, IV, V, VI, or VII,
wherein the semiconductor has a closed-shell structure with equal numbers of cations and anions and an average of 4 valence electrons per atom, and wherein the adamantine semiconductor has a structure in accordance with a quaternary family being from one of (0-I-II-VII3), (Ī-I-III-VII3), (II-I-IV-VII3), (III-I-V-VII3), (IV-I-VI-VII3), (II-II-III-VII3), (III-II-IV-VII3), (IV-II-V-VII3), (IV-III-IV-VII3), (V-II-VI-VII3), (V-III-V-VII3), (VI-III-VI-VII3), (VI-IV-V-VII3), (VII-IV-VI-VII3), (VIII-V-VI-VII3), 0-I2-II-VII4, 02-I-III-VII4, Ī-I2-III-VII4, Ī2-I-V-VII4, Ī-I-II2-VII4, Ī2-II-IV-VII4, II-I2-IV-VII4, II2-II-VI-VII4, II2-III-V-VII4, III-I2-V-VII4, III-II2-III-VII4, III2-IV-VI-VII4, III-I-III2-VII4, IV-I2-VI-VII4, IV-II2-IV-VII4, IV-II-III2-VII4, V-II2-V-VII4, V-I-IV2-VII4, VI-III2-IV-VII4, VI-II2-VI-VII4, VII-I-V2-VII4, VII-III-IV2-VII4, VII-I-V2-VII4, VIII-II-V2-VII4, VIII-III2-VI-VII4, (0-I-V-VI3), (0-II-IV-VI3), (Ī-III-IV-VI3), (Ī-II-V-VI3), (II-III-V-VI3), (III-IV-V-VI3), 0-II-III2-VI4, 0-II2-IV-VI4, Ī-II2-V-VI4, Ī-I-IV2-VI4, II-II-IV-VI4, II-III2-IV-VI4, III-III-IV2-VI4, III-III2-V-VI4, VI-III-V2-VI4, VI-IV-V2-VI4.