# Electrical switching studies of lead-doped germanium telluride glasses

Saheb, PZ and Asokan, S and Gowda, KA (2004) Electrical switching studies of lead-doped germanium telluride glasses. In: Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 77 (5). pp. 665-668.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-002-1759-z

## Abstract

Samples of bulk $Ge_2_0Te_8_0-_xPb_x(2\leq x \leq 8)$ glasses have been prepared by melt quenching and their electrical switching behavior has been investigated as a function of lead content and sample thickness. The samples are found to exhibit a threshold type of switching. The switching voltages are found to decrease with increase in lead content and they show an anomaly at the composition x=5 and a minimum at the composition x=7.5 respectively. The samples are found to withstand about 28 switching cycles, before latching permanently to the ON state.

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