Phase-change alloys: Structural aspects

Paul Fons, Alexander V. Kolobov

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In this chapter, after a brief introduction to phase-change alloys, the structures of the crystalline and amorphous phases are discussed starting with experimental results that demonstrated significant differences in the local order between the two states. This is followed by the description of extensive first-principles studies of the amorphous phase. The chapter proceeds to discuss the atomistic mechanism of the phase-change process. Finally, polyamorphism of the phase-change alloys is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Scientific Reference Of Amorphous Materials, The
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Properties, Modeling And Main Applications (In 3 Volumes)
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789811215933
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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