Phase Change Materials

Science and Applications

Editors: Raoux, Simone, Wuttig, Matthias (Eds.)

  • Analyses current technological boost in the use of phase change materials as solid state memory devices
  • Uniquely describes basic material properties that characterize phase change materials from a theoretical and experimental perspective
  • Features successful applications in optical data storage (their history, current status, and potential new generations of optical storage based on these materials), including current solid state memory and reconfigurable logic applications that are about to enter the market or are in the development phase
  • First work in this field to offer a comprehensive overview of the properties of phase change materials with a focus on emerging technology applications
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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.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • History of Phase Change Memories

    Lam, Chung H.

    Pages 1-14

  • Density Functional Theory Calculations for Phase Change Materials

    WeĊ‚nic, Wojciech

    Pages 17-38

  • Nature of Glasses

    Boolchand, Punit (et al.)

    Pages 39-62

  • Structure of Amorphous Ge-Sb-Te Solids

    Elliott, Stephen R.

    Pages 63-80

  • Experimental Methods for Material Selection in Phase-change Recording

    Pieterson, Liesbeth

    Pages 81-98

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-84874-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-84873-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4659-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phase Change Materials
Book Subtitle
Science and Applications
Editors
  • Simone Raoux
  • Matthias Wuttig
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-84874-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-84874-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-84873-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4659-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 430
Number of Illustrations and Tables
260 b/w illustrations
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