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The electric device (100) has a body (102) having a resistor (107) comprising a phase change material being changeable between a first phase and a second phase. The resistor (107) has a first electrical resistance when the phase change material is in the first phase, and a second electrical resistance, different from the first electrical resistance, when the phase change material is in the second phase. The phase change material constitutes a conductive path between a first contact area and a second contact area. A cross-section of the conductive path is smaller than the first contact area and the second contact area. The body (102) may further have a heating element 106 being able to conduct a current for enabling a transition from the first phase to the second phase. The heating element (106) is preferably arranged in parallel with the resistor (107).

Title
Electric device with phase change material and method of manufacturing the same
Application Number
10/539101
Publication Number
7119353 (B2)
Application Date
December 5, 2003
Publication Date
October 10, 2006
Inventor
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders
Eindhoven
NL
Wilhelmus Sebastianus Marcus Maria Ketelaars
Eindhoven
NL
Robertus Adrianus Maria Wolters
Eindhoven
NL
Franciscus Petrus Widdershoven
Leuven
BE
Martijn Henri Richard Lankhorst
Eindhoven
NL
Agent
Peter Zawilski
Assignee
Koninklijke Phillips Electronics
NL
IPC
H01L 29/04
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