Local crystal structures of Ge2Sb2Te5 revealed by the atomic pair distribution function analysis

Shin Ichi Shamoto, Katsuaki Kodama, Satoshi Iikubo, Tomitsugu Taguchi, Noboru Yamada, Thomas Proffen

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Two types of optical recording crystalline material Ge2Sb 2Te5 have been studied by neutron and X-ray powder diffraction measurements. One is the crystalline cubic-phase Ge 2Sb2Te5. The other is nanocrystalline-phase Ge2Sb2Te5. In the former, a large atomic displacement of germanium atoms was found by the atomic pair distribution function (PDF) analysis of neutron powder diffraction data. According to the electronic band structure calculation of isoelectronic GeTe, the electrical conductivity at the valence band with holes is not severely affected by the randomness at the cation site, whereas the thermal conductivity is significantly reduced by the randomness. For the nanocrystalline phase, the local crystal structure and the particle size distribution were obtained simultaneously by PDF analysis using a spherical-particle form factor. The lattice parameter is longer than that of the crystalline phase, suggesting an antimony-richer composition than the matrix. This compositional deviation would form the nanoparticle, resulting in nucleation-dominated crystal growth.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)8789-8794
ページ数6
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
45
11
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 11月 15 2006
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!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 工学(全般)
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

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