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The Prototype Phase Change Material Ge2Sb2Te5: Amorphous structure and crystallization

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Dynamics Simulations of Disordered Materials
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Network Glasses to Phase-Change Memory Alloys
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-15675-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15674-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X


Thewidespread use of phase change materials in storage media is based on the extremely rapid and reversible switching between the amorphous and crystalline phases of some families of semiconducting alloys. Detailed information about the structure of the amorphous phase and the mechanism of crystallization are essential for the development of new storage media, and we study both aspects here using density functional/molecular dynamics simulations of Ge<inf>2</inf>Sb<inf>2</inf>Te<inf>5</inf>, the prototype phase change material of the Ge/Sb/Te semiconductor family.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland