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1. US20150053926 - Graphite and/or graphene semiconductor devices

Office United States of America
Application Number 14524465
Application Date 27.10.2014
Publication Number 20150053926
Publication Date 26.02.2015
Grant Number 09362365
Grant Date 07.06.2016
Publication Kind B2
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Applicants University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
Inventors Arthur Foster Hebard
Sefaattin Tongay
Agents Thomas|Horstemeyer, LLP.
Title
(EN) Graphite and/or graphene semiconductor devices
Abstract
(EN)

Various embodiments are provided for graphite and/or graphene based semiconductor devices. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer and a semimetal stack. In another embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer and a zero gap semiconductor layer. The semimetal stack/zero gap semiconductor layer is formed on the semiconductor layer, which forms a Schottky barrier. In another embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first and second semiconductor layers and a semimetal stack. In another embodiment, a semiconductor device includes first and second semiconductor layers and a zero gap semiconductor layer. The first semiconductor layer includes a first semiconducting material and the second semi conductor layer includes a second semiconducting material formed on the first semiconductor layer. The semimetal stack/zero gap semiconductor layer is formed on the second semiconductor layer, which forms a Schottky barrier.

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