Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,380,377

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

1-10-1995

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/188,809

Date Filed

1994-01-31

Total Pages

21 pages

Abstract

A new ternary sulfide alloy exhibits a metal-semiconductor phase transition with hysteresis as a function of temperature. One embodiment of the bistable material includes barium, cobalt, nickel and sulfur in amounts in accordance with the formula Ba(Co1-x Nix)S2-y, and x is between 0 and 1 and y varies from 0 to 2.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/126