Imaging in Amorphous Materials by Structural Alteration

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


One of our major approaches to information storage and control through the years (1–5) has been to have external information alter the physical structure of amorphous material and have the change of structure detected unambiguously by the concomitant electrical, chemical, optical and other changes that accompany the structural transformation. In this manner, external information is encoded into an internal structural change.


Amorphous Material External Information Amorphous Film Short Chain Polymer Unimaged State 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

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

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