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New chalcogenide alloy as phase-change optical recording material
Author(s): Yagya Deva Sharma; Laxman Singh; Promod K. Bhatnagar
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Paper Abstract

Phase change optical recording disks using chalcogenide alloy Ag-Sb-Te have been found to demonstrate long thermal stability of the amorphous recording marks. The crystallization process and nature of Ag-Sb-Te material were studied using Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and X Ray Diffraction (XRD) respectively. The films were studied for both the cases: before and after annealing and it was concluded that the alloy (Ag-Gb-Te) can be used as a phase change optical memory material.

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Date Published: 6 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4453, Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits II, (6 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447641
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Yagya Deva Sharma, Univ. of Delhi (India)
Laxman Singh, Univ. of Delhi (India)
Promod K. Bhatnagar, Univ. of Delhi (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4453:
Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits II
Mario Nicola Armenise, Editor(s)

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