STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES AND RADIATION SENSITIVITY OF ELECTRICALLY BISTABLE MATERIALS
Semi-annual rept. no. 1
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENT STATION
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The report describes work carried out during the first six-month period on a project directed towards a thorough electrical and metallurgical characterization of selected amorphous semiconducting materials. Equipment for bulk glass preparation has been set up and some thin film structures have been fabricated by flash evaporation techniques. Work has commenced on local order structural measurements and electrical characterization of binary germanium tellurium alloys. It is intended that this study will be extended into more complicated systems as the project continues. Work has commenced on systems based on the vanadium, phosphorus and potassium oxides, and a new crystalline phase has been discovered within this system. A comparative study of the electronic properties of crystalline materials and glasses having the same composition is being carried out. Finally, degradation of thin film electrodes has been observed under certain conditions and is being investigated.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Solid State Physics