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Title: Solution-Based Processing of the Phase-Change Material KSb5S8

Abstract

A hydrazine-based process for solution-depositing phase-change materials (PCMs) is demonstrated, using KSb{sub 5}S{sub 8} (KSS) as an example. The process involves dissolving the elemental metals and chalcogen in hydrazine at room temperature and spin-coating the solution onto a substrate, followed by a short low-temperature (T {<=} 250 C) anneal. The spin-coated KSS films, which range in thickness from 10 to 90 nm, are examined using variable temperature X-ray diffraction, medium energy ion scattering (MEIS), Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The spin-coated KSS films exhibit a reversible amorphous-crystalline transition with a relatively high crystallization temperature ({approx}280 C). Selected other chalcogenide-based PCMs are also expected to be suitable for thin-film deposition using this approach.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) National Synchrotron Light Source
Sponsoring Org.:
Doe - Office Of Science
OSTI Identifier:
930173
Report Number(s):
BNL-80834-2008-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756; CMATEX; TRN: US200822%%1219
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chemistry of Materials; Journal Volume: 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS; POTASSIUM SULFIDES; ANTIMONY SULFIDES; SPIN-ON COATING; ANNEALING; THIN FILMS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; national synchrotron light source

Citation Formats

Mitzi,D., Raoux, S., Schrott, A., Copel, M., Kellock, A., and Jordan-Sweet, J. Solution-Based Processing of the Phase-Change Material KSb5S8. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1021/cm0619510.
Mitzi,D., Raoux, S., Schrott, A., Copel, M., Kellock, A., & Jordan-Sweet, J. Solution-Based Processing of the Phase-Change Material KSb5S8. United States. doi:10.1021/cm0619510.
Mitzi,D., Raoux, S., Schrott, A., Copel, M., Kellock, A., and Jordan-Sweet, J. Sun . "Solution-Based Processing of the Phase-Change Material KSb5S8". United States. doi:10.1021/cm0619510.
@article{osti_930173,
title = {Solution-Based Processing of the Phase-Change Material KSb5S8},
author = {Mitzi,D. and Raoux, S. and Schrott, A. and Copel, M. and Kellock, A. and Jordan-Sweet, J.},
abstractNote = {A hydrazine-based process for solution-depositing phase-change materials (PCMs) is demonstrated, using KSb{sub 5}S{sub 8} (KSS) as an example. The process involves dissolving the elemental metals and chalcogen in hydrazine at room temperature and spin-coating the solution onto a substrate, followed by a short low-temperature (T {<=} 250 C) anneal. The spin-coated KSS films, which range in thickness from 10 to 90 nm, are examined using variable temperature X-ray diffraction, medium energy ion scattering (MEIS), Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The spin-coated KSS films exhibit a reversible amorphous-crystalline transition with a relatively high crystallization temperature ({approx}280 C). Selected other chalcogenide-based PCMs are also expected to be suitable for thin-film deposition using this approach.},
doi = {10.1021/cm0619510},
journal = {Chemistry of Materials},
number = ,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}