Liquid Ge2Sb2Te5 studied by extended x-ray absorption

Kolobov, A. V.; Fons, P.; Krbal, M.; Simpson, R. E.; Hosokawa, S.; Uruga, T.; Tanida, H.; Tominaga, J.
December 2009
Applied Physics Letters;12/14/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 24, p241902
Academic Journal
We report on x-ray absorption studies of the structure of the liquid phase of a prototypical phase-change material Ge2Sb2Te5. We demonstrate that the local structure of liquid Ge2Sb2Te5 is very similar to that of amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5. Ge atoms in the liquid phase are found to be covalently bonded suggesting a semiconducting nature of the melt.


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