Nanoscale phase separation in Ag-Ge-Se glasses

Michael Kozicki, M. Mitkova, J. Zhu, M. Park

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We have investigated the materials formed by Ag photodiffusion in Se-rich Ge-Se thin glass films. The amount of Ag that can be incorporated by this method saturates at a level dependent on the quantity of Se in the starting glass. The photodiffused Ag reacts with the Se to form distinct Ag2Se and Ge-rich backbone phases as determined by Raman and XRD analyses. The conducting Ag2Se phases exist as nano-crystals with a size in the order of 2 nm in the backbone structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 2002


  • Chalcogenide glasses
  • Nano-crystals
  • Phase separation
  • Photodiffusion
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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