New Materials Science Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at Australian National University (Reversibility and Stability of ZnO-Sb2Te3 Nanocomposite Films for Phase Change Memory Applications)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- A new study on Materials Science is now available. According to news reporting originating from Canberra, Australia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "(ZnO)(x)(Sb2Te3)(1-x) materials with different ZnO contents have been systemically studied with an aim of finding the most suitable composition for phase change memory applications. It was found that ZnO-doping could improve thermal stability and electrical behavior of Sb2Te3 film."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Australian National University, "Sb2Te3-rich nanocrystals, surrounded by ZnO-rich amorphous phases, were observed in annealed ZnO-doped Sb2Te3 composite films, and the segregated domains exhibited a relatively uniform distribution. The ZnO-doped Sb2Te3 composite films, especially with 5.2 at% ZnO concentration were found to have higher crystallization temperature, higher crystalline resistance, and faster crystallization speed in comparison with Ge2Sb2Te5. A reversible repetitive optical switching behavior can be observed in (ZnO)(5.2)(Sb2Te3)(94.8), confirming that the ZnO doping is responsible for a fast switching and the compound is stable with cycling."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, it is promising for the applications in phase change memory devices."
For more information on this research see: Reversibility and Stability of ZnO-Sb2Te3 Nanocomposite Films for Phase Change Memory Applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(11):8488-8496. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G.X. Wang, Australian National University, Res Sch Phys & Engn, Laser Phys Center, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. Additional authors for this research include Y.M. Chen, X. Shen, J.J. Li, R.P. Wang, Y.G. Lu, S.X. Dai, T.F. Xu and Q.H. Nie.
Keywords for this news article include: Canberra, Materials Science, Australia and New Zealand
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