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Basic Anticrystalline Chemical Bonding Configurations and Their Structural and Physical Implications

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

Abstract

There are many dogmas which have been uncritically accepted in the amorphous field that are basically unsound, the chief one being that the short-range order surrounding each atom is the same as in the “corresponding” crystal and that all that is different is some fluctuations in bond lengths and angles. We propose to show that short-range order is not conserved in amorphous materials, since space is related to energy in a basically different manner. The consequences of this lead to entirely new local structures than are found in crystalline materials and to the fact that many of these structures have no analogs in crystals and are inherently anticrystalline in nature.

Keywords

Lone Pair Amorphous Material Amorphous Semiconductor Liquid Semiconductor Bonding Option 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Ovshinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.TroyUSA

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