Epitaxial phase-change materials

Peter Rodenbach, Raffaella Calarco, Karthick Perumal, Ferhat Katmis, Michael Hanke, André Proessdorf, Wolfgang Braun, Alessandro Giussani, Achim Trampert, Henning Riechert, Paul Fons, Alexander V. Kolobov

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Epitaxial Ge 2Sb 2Te 5 thin layers were successfully grown in the metastable cubic phase on both slightly lattice-mismatched (GaSb) and highly lattice-mismatched (Si) templates. The higher quality of the films grown on (111)-oriented substrates is attributed to the tendency to form layered structures in the stable bulk phase as well as to the nature of distortion in the metastable cubic phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Ge Sb Te
  • Molecular beam epitaxy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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