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Chemical Vapor Deposition Of Samarium Chalcogenides: Progress On Fabricating Thin Film Phase Transition Materials
Author(s): M. R. Jacobson; P. D. Hillman; A. L Phillips; U. J. Gibson
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Paper Abstract

Substances that undergo dramatic changes in optical properties when subjected to changes in temperature, pressure, or magnetic field are the subject of growing interest to both basic and applied scientists. Possible applications of such optical switching materials range from dense optical information storage to switchable filters to components of integrated optical circuitry. Some switching materials are found among rare-earth compounds; they are denoted as mixed-valence, mixed-configuration, or fluctuating-valence compounds. More than fifty mixed-valence compounds were known as of 1980, and many more, including a large number of alloys, have been discovered since (Varma, 1976; Kaldis, 1983).

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Date Published: 1 December 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0428, Optical Materials and Process Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications, (1 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936301
Show Author Affiliations
M. R. Jacobson, University of Arizona (United States)
P. D. Hillman, University of Arizona (United States)
A. L Phillips, University of Arizona (United States)
U. J. Gibson, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0428:
Optical Materials and Process Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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