Master-equation approach to the study of phase-change processes in data storage media

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Master-equation approach to the study of phase-change processes in data storage media

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dc.contributor.author Blyuss, Konstantin en_GB
dc.contributor.author Ashwin, Peter en_GB
dc.contributor.author Bassom, Andrew P. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Wright, C. David en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-14T17:21:38Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:33:43Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T12:26:18Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_GB
dc.description.abstract We study the dynamics of crystallization in phase-change materials using a master-equation approach in which the state of the crystallizing material is described by a cluster size distribution function. A model is developed using the thermodynamics of the processes involved and representing the clusters of size two and greater as a continuum but clusters of size one (monomers) as a separate equation. We present some partial analytical results for the isothermal case and for large cluster sizes, but principally we use numerical simulations to investigate the model. We obtain results that are in good agreement with experimental data and the model appears to be useful for the fast simulation of reading and writing processes in phase-change optical and electrical memories. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 72, p. 011607 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevE.72.011607 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/20740 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_GB
dc.relation.url http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v72/e011607 en_GB
dc.subject crystallisation en_GB
dc.subject crystal growth en_GB
dc.subject thermodynamics en_GB
dc.subject master equation en_GB
dc.subject optical storage en_GB
dc.title Master-equation approach to the study of phase-change processes in data storage media en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-03-14T17:21:38Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:33:43Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T12:26:18Z
dc.identifier.issn 1539-3755 en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 1550-2376 en_GB
dc.description Konstantin B. Blyuss, Peter Ashwin, Andrew P. Bassom, and C. David Wright, Physical Review E, Vol. 72, p. 011607 (2005). "Copyright © 2005 by the American Physical Society." en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Physical Review E en_GB


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