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phase change

[′fāz ‚chānj]
(physics)
The metamorphosis of a material or mixture from one phase to another, such as gas to liquid, solid to gas.
(electronics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

phase change

(1) See phase modulation.

(2) A transition from one state to another, such as from solid to liquid or liquid to gas (see phase change cooler). It often refers to the transition between an unstructured "amorphous" atomic state and a structured "crystalline" atomic lattice (see phase change disc and phase change memory).
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Storage arrangement using phase change materials (PCMs) is an active way of storing thermal energy and has the benefits of huge-energy storage density and the isothermal landscape of the storage process.
In theory, phase change memory could eventually present a solution to the so-called memory wall, or memory gap.