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Phase Change Materials

  • Simone Raoux
  • Matthias Wuttig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. History of Phase Change Memories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chung H. Lam
      Pages 1-14
  3. Material Science: Theory and Experiment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Punit Boolchand, Matthieu Micoulaut, Ping Chen
      Pages 39-62
    3. Stephen R. Elliott
      Pages 63-80
    4. Johannes A. Kalb
      Pages 125-148
    5. Bong-Sub Lee, Stephen G. Bishop
      Pages 175-198
    6. Delia J. Milliron, Qiang Huang, Yu Zhu
      Pages 227-248
  4. Applications: Optical, Solid State Memory and Reconfigurable Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Daniele Ielmini
      Pages 299-329
    3. Roberto Bez, Robert J. Gleixner, Fabio Pellizzer, Agostino Pirovano, Greg Atwood
      Pages 355-380

About this book


Phase Change Materials: Science and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the properties that characterize phase change materials from theoretical and experimental perspectives, with a focus on emerging technological applications.

An informative introductory chapter provides the history of phase change memories, including the discovery, early systems and advances over time. Density functional theory calculations, experimental methods for materials selection, crystallization kinetics and scaling behavior are among the wide scope of theoretical and experimental topics covered. The history, current status and potential new techniques are discussed in a section devoted to successful application in optical data storage, in additional to valuable coverage of solid state memory and reconfigurable logic applications, currently in developmental stages, soon to enter the market.

Researchers, students and engineers involved with materials science will find Phase Change Materials: Science and Applications a valuable reference.


Hohenberg Theorem Kohn-Sham equation amorphous materials crystal density functional theory DFT glass transition glass transition temperature homogeneous cr ideal glasses memory systems modeling optics phase change materials phase change memories phase change recording

Editors and affiliations

  • Simone Raoux
    • 1
  • Matthias Wuttig
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM Almaden Research CenterSan JoseUSA
  2. 2.1. Physikalisches Institut (1A), RWTH University of TechnologyAachenGermany

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