Chemical Bond Approach to the Structures of Chalcogenide Glasses with Reversible Switching Properties

  • Josef Bicerano
  • Stanford R. Ovshinsky
Part of the Institute for Amorphous Studies Series book series (IASS)


Since the publication of the paper announcing the discovery of reversible switching phenomena in certain types of chalcogenide glasses [1], much effort has been devoted towards the characterization, improvement, and understanding of the properties of these materials [2]. This interest has been stimulated both by the basic scientific questions that have to be answered in order to understand the structures and properties of these alloys, and by their obvious potential as reversible threshold and memory switching elements in a wide variety of electronic devices [2,3].


Cohesive Energy Structural Phase Transition Chalcogenide Glass Average Coordination Number Memory Material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Bicerano
    • 1
  • Stanford R. Ovshinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.TroyUSA

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