DVDの書き換え原理 : 結晶-アモルファス相転移のメカニズム [in Japanese] Re-Writability and its Mechanism in DVD : Phase-Change Mechanism Chalcogenide Alloy between Amorphous and Crystal [in Japanese]
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In optical phase-change materials, especially, Ge<SUB>2</SUB>Sb<SUB>2</SUB>Te<SUB>5</SUB> has widely been used as a heat of rewritable optical storage media. The chalcogenide material shows a good performance in write-erase cyclability and optical contrast: refractive index change between amorphous and crystal state. However, the high-speed switching mechanism has long been not well understood because of the difficulty of the amorphous analysis. In 2004, we gave one solution for the issue. Since then, a number of discussions and critics have raised up on the new model because the amorphous state in the model is not amorphous like. In this review, we want to give a clear solution to understand what is <I>amorphous</I> in chalcogenides and how different is the <I>amorphous</I> from normal glass amorphous.
rle 36(6), 349-356, 2008-06-15
The Laser Society of Japan