Patents by Inventor Denis N. Buchanan

Denis N. Buchanan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5530267
    Abstract: We have discovered advantageous substrates for III-V nitride semiconductors such as GaN. The substrate material is of the YbFe.sub.2 O.sub.4 or InFeO.sub.3 (ZnO).sub.n structure type and has general composition RAO.sub.3 (MO).sub.n, where R is one or more of Sc, In, Y and the lanthanides (atomic number 67-71); A is one or more of Fe(III), Ga, and Al; M is one or more of Mg, Mn, Fe(II), Co, Cu, Zn and Cd; and n is an integer.gtoreq.1, typically<9. Furthermore, the substrate material is selected to have a lattice constant that provides less than .+-.5% lattice mismatch with the III-V nitride semiconductor material that is to be deposited thereon. At least some of the substrate materials (e.g., ScMgAlO.sub.4) typically can be readily and relatively cheaply produced in single crystal form, are readily clearable on the basal plane, and do essentially not interact chemically with the III-V nitride under typical deposition conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Charles D. Brandle, Jr., Denis N. Buchanan, Elliot H. Hartford, Jr., Eric S. Hellman, Lynn F. Schneemeyer