Electric field effects in chalcogenides

Litian Chew, Weiling Dong, Alok Ranjan, Jitendra K. Behera, Li Lu, Robert E. Simpson

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The objective of this paper is to demonstrate that Ag readily diffuses into Sb2S3 and that electric fields can control the diffusion. Ag diffusion influences the crystallization temperature and electrical properties of Sb2S3. We studied the interface between Ag and Sb2S3 using X-ray reflectivity and show that the Ag cations can be controlled by applying an electric field. We believe this effect has technological applications in data storage devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3419-3425
Number of pages7
JournalMRS Advances
Issue number57-58
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • diffusion
  • electrical properties
  • optical properties
  • x-ray reflectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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