Accession Number:

AD0725487

Title:

Contacts Between Chalcogenide Glasses, Metals and Semiconductors

Descriptive Note:

Semi-Annual technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE MATERIALS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The two main purposes of the research here described are to elucidate the mechanism of threshold switching and to explore new possibilities through the use of contact materials which can be electronically altered in situ. In pursuit of these objectives, four lines of research have been followed. They are concerned with the nature of the ON-state, the effect of semiconductor electrodes and contact asymmetry on the switching process, The statistical nature of threshold switching, and scaling problems, i.e. the variation of switching parameters with thickness of the chalcogenide glass film.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE