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Stacked switchable element and diode combination

United States Patent

June 27, 2006
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A device (10) comprises a semiconductor diode (12) and a switchable element (14) positioned in stacked adjacent relationship so that the semiconductor diode (12) and the switchable element (14) are electrically connected in series with one another. The switchable element (14) is switchable from a low-conductance state to a high-conductance state in response to the application of a forming voltage to the switchable element (14).
Branz; Howard M. (Boulder, CO), Wang; Qi (Littleton, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
10/ 240,838
October 16, 2001
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Midwest Research Institute.