Copper vanadates as candidate materials for phase change optical memory

Dunbar P Birnie, J. D. Weinberg, D. G. Swanson

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Several copper vanadium oxide melts were tested for possible application as the active medium in phase-change optical data storage devices. These materials were melted in the bulk and then quenched. Their phase development was characterized to help determine their applicability to optical data storage. It was found that they satisfy many of the criteria necessary for successful phase-change data storage; further studies of their behavior in thin film geometry would be warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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