Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,574,281

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

11-12-1996

Assignee

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

Application Number

08/339,691

Date Filed

1994-11-14

Total Pages

22 pages

Abstract

A device capable of storing information, comprising a new sulfide alloy embedded in a substrate, the alloy exhibiting a metal-semiconductor phase transition with hysteresis as a function of temperature and a positive temperature coefficient. In one embodiment of the device the bistable material may be represented by the formula Ba(Co1-x Nix)S2-y, wherein x is between 0 and 1 and y varies from 0-2.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/156