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The thermal conductivity of Ge 2 Sb 2 Te 5 (GST) layers, as well as the thermal boundary resistance at the interface between the GST and amorphous SiO 2, were measured using a PhotoThermal Radiometry experiment. The two phase-changes of the Ge 2 Sb 2 Te 5 were retrieved, starting from the amorphous and sweeping to the fcc crystalline state at 130 C and then to the hcp crystalline state at 310 C. The thermal conductivity resulted to be constant in the amorphous phase, whereas it evolved between the two crystalline states. The thermal boundary resistance at the GST-SiO 2 interface was estimated to be higher for the hcp phase than for the amorphous and fcc ones.
Publication date: 
1 Mar 2010

Jean-Luc Battaglia, Andrea Cappella, Enrico Varesi, Vincent Schick, Andrzej Kusiak, Claudia Wiemer, Andrea Gotti, Bruno Hay

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Volume: 214 Issue: 1 Pages: 012102