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PHASE-CHANGE MEMORY

Single-element glass to record data

Nature Materialsvolume 17pages654655 (2018) | Download Citation

Monatomic glassy antimony can now be achieved via melt-quenching in a nanoconfined volume in a device setting. In contrast to alloys currently used in phase-change memories, deviation from optimized composition is no longer an issue in this simple material.

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  1. Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

    • Wei Zhang
  2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

    • Evan Ma

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