Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 31, Issue 13, pp 3601–3604 | Cite as

Reversible non-linear electrical switching in CdTeS-doped glass

  • J. A. C. de Paiva
  • A. S. B. Sombra
  • J. A. Medeiros Neto


The electrical switching behaviour of CdTexS1−x-doped borosilicate glass was studied by determining the d.c. current-voltage characteristics using a current source. The I-V characteristic is non-linear for high current density, leading to deviation from Ohm's law. The experimental data have been analysed assuming that the increase in the glass conductivity is dominated by the Joule effect. The theoretical model used is in good agreement with the experimental results.


Polymer Experimental Data Theoretical Model Material Processing Current Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. C. de Paiva
    • 1
  • A. S. B. Sombra
    • 1
  • J. A. Medeiros Neto
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Fisica, Laboratório de Ótica não Linear e Ciencia dos MateriaisUniversidade Federal do Ceara-CampusFortaleza, CearaBrazil
  2. 2.Optoelectronic Research CenterUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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