Highly repeatable nanoscale phase coexistence in vanadium dioxide films

@article{Huffman2016HighlyRN,
  title={Highly repeatable nanoscale phase coexistence in vanadium dioxide films},
  author={Tyler J. Huffman and D. J. Lahneman and Sun Long Wang and Tetiana Slusar and Bong Jun Kim and Hyun-Tak Kim and M. Mumtaz Qazilbash},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2016},
  volume={97},
  pages={085146}
}
It is generally believed that in first-order phase transitions in materials with imperfections, the formation of phase domains must be affected to some extent by stochastic (probabilistic) processes. The stochasticity would lead to unreliable performance in nanoscale devices that have the potential to exploit the transformation of physical properties in a phase transition. Here we show that stochasticity at nanometer length scales is completely suppressed in the thermally driven metal-insulator… 

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