physica status solidi (a)

Cover image for Vol. 207 Issue 11

November 2010

Volume 207, Issue 11

Pages 2409–2603

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    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
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    1. Front Cover (Phys. Status Solidi A 11/2010)

      Mehdi Mazaheri, Daniele Mari and Robert Schaller

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201090023

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      The high temperature deformation of zirconia is mainly controlled by grain boundary sliding (GBS). Mechanical spectroscopy that measures the phase lag tan(ϕ) between a low stress periodic excitation and the strain response shows a mechanical loss spectrum consisting in a peak and a background as a function of frequency. The analysis of spectra taken at different temperatures leads to the construction of a master curve from which the kinetics of grain growth can be calculated. The activation energy is the same as for GBS. Inclusions of carbon nanotubes form additional pinning points that limit grain boundary sliding and decrease the creep rate. For more details see the article by Mazaheri et al. on pp. 2456–2460.

  2. Inside Back Cover

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    1. Back Cover (Phys. Status Solidi A 11/2010)

      Liang Qiao and Xiaofang Bi

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201090024

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      Liang Qiao and Xiaofeng Bi (pp. 2511–2516) demonstrate that by choosing appropriate thicknesses for LaNiO3 (LNO) and BaTiO3 (BTO) layers, a compressive strain state with out-of-plane polarization can be induced by a thick LNO layer in the adjacent ferroelectric BTO layer even on the tensile Si substrate. The compressive BTO exhibits a decreased phase transition temperature and an increased remnant polarization. The cover figure shows the relaxor behavior of the BTO film and the a/c/a/c domain configuration.

  3. Back Cover

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    1. Back Cover (Phys. Status Solidi A 11/2010)

      Elena Matei, Ionut Enculescu, Violeta Vasilache and Cristian Mihail Teodorescu

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201090025

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      Elena Matei et al. (pp. 2517–2522) report on the growth of cobalt-doped zinc oxide thin layers by electrochemical deposition at different overpotentials. The films were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, optical spectroscopy, cathodoluminescence, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Kerr magnetometry (MOKE). Some of the films, grown at highest overpotential (−850 mV) exhibited room temperature ferromagnetism – see back-cover images on the right. These are the samples with a small cobalt content and lowest structural perturbation of the ZnO matrix by cobalt. The cobalt-containing films exhibit a slight deviation in stoichiometry, having about 20% more metal atoms (Zn and Co) for an oxygen atom. Although the XPS data seem to indicate the formation of Co3O4 complexes, it is yet not clear whether the observed ferromagnetism belongs to such complexes, to Zn interstitials and/or to oxygen vacancies. Future X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) experiments are planned to elucidate the placement of Co ions in the ZnO lattice and the local atomic structure of the films.

  4. Contents

    1. Top of page
    2. Cover Picture
    3. Inside Back Cover
    4. Back Cover
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
  5. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss

    1. Top of page
    2. Cover Picture
    3. Inside Back Cover
    4. Back Cover
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
  6. Original Papers

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    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
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    8. Information for authors
    1. Materials preparation, manipulation, and structure

      Structural characterization of H plasma-doped ZnO single crystals by positron annihilation spectroscopies (pages 2415–2425)

      Wolfgang Anwand, Gerhard Brauer, Thomas E. Cowan, Dieter Grambole, Wolfgang Skorupa, Jakub Čížek, Jan Kuriplach, Ivan Procházka, Werner Egger and Peter Sperr

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925609

    2. Structural characterization of H plasma-doped ZnO single crystals by Hall measurements and photoluminescence studies (pages 2426–2431)

      Wolfgang Anwand, Gerhard Brauer, Thomas E. Cowan, Viton Heera, Heidemarie Schmidt, Wolfgang Skorupa, Holger von Wenckstern, Matthias Brandt, Gabriele Benndorf and Marius Grundmann

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026311

    3. MicroRaman studies of implantation-induced amorphization of Si and subsequent regrowth under high-pressure and high-temperature treatment (pages 2432–2436)

      Yu. M. Azhniuk, P. Schäfer, A. V. Gomonnai, A. Misiuk, M. Prujszczyk and D. R. T. Zahn

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026248

    4. Influence of heat treatment on the vacancy content at the B-site in the ABO3 manganites La0.6Sr0.1MnO3−δ (pages 2437–2445)

      S. P. Liu, Y. G. Zhang, G. D. Tang, W. H. Qi, D. H. Ji, Y. F. Li, G. H. Liu, Y. Xie, W. Chen and D. L. Hou

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925515

    5. An X-ray diffraction technique for analyzing basal-plane stacking faults in GaN (pages 2446–2455)

      Qing S. Paduano, David W. Weyburne and Alvin J. Drehman

      Version of Record online: 7 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026258

    6. Lattice properties and dynamics, diffusion

    7. Nanostructures, thin films, surfaces and interfaces

      Electrodeposition of transparent and conducting graphene/carbon nanotube thin films (pages 2461–2466)

      S. Bittolo Bon, L. Valentini, J. M. Kenny, L. Peponi, R. Verdejo and M. A. Lopez-Manchado

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026138

    8. HRTEM observation of defect structures of β-Ga2O3 nanowires (pages 2467–2471)

      Qing Yang, Takahiro Yasuda, Paul D. Brown, Miyoko Tanaka and Hirokazu Tatsuoka

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925613

    9. White-light-emitting CdSe quantum dots with “magic size” via one-pot synthesis approach (pages 2472–2477)

      Xinmei Liu, Yang Jiang, Chun Wang, Shanying Li, Xinzheng Lan and Yan Chen

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026123

    10. Large-scale synthesis of ultralong single-crystalline SiC nanowires (pages 2483–2486)

      Jianjun Chen, Qiang Shi, Linhui Gao and Hongliang Zhu

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026288

    11. Effects of post-growth annealing on physical properties of SrRuO3 thin film grown by MOCVD (pages 2492–2498)

      S. Bin Anooz, J. Schwarzkopf, R. Dirsyte, G. Wagner and R. Fornari

      Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026400

    12. Yttria totally stabilized zirconia nanoparticles obtained through the pyrosol method (pages 2499–2504)

      Bogdan S. Vasile, Otilia R. Vasile, Cristina Ghitulica, Ecaterina Andronescu, Raluca Dobranis, Elena Dinu and Roxana Trusca

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925623

    13. Magnetic, electric and dielectric properties of FeCo alloy nanoparticles dispersed in amorphous matrix (pages 2505–2510)

      E. Thirumal, D. Prabhu, K. Chattopadhyay and V. Ravichandran

      Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000003

    14. Cobalt-doped ZnO prepared by electrochemistry: Chemistry, morphology, and magnetism (pages 2517–2522)

      Elena Matei, Ionut Enculescu, Violeta Vasilache and Cristian Mihail Teodorescu

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925378

    15. Charge transport phenomena; superconductivity

      Electronic and thermal transport properties of Mg2Sn crystals containing finely dispersed eutectic structures (pages 2523–2531)

      H. Y. Chen, N. Savvides, T. Dasgupta, C. Stiewe and E. Mueller

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026119

    16. Significant enhancement of critical current density in MgB2 with HgO doping under high pressure (pages 2532–2537)

      Yajing Cui, Yongliang Chen, Ye Yang, Shiming Hong, Cuihua Cheng and Yong Zhao

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925621

    17. Thermoelectric properties of dual-element-filled skutterudites LaxCa0.1Co4Sb12 (pages 2538–2542)

      P. L. Luo, K. Li, J. Xie, T. J. Zhu and X. B. Zhao

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925491

    18. Optical properties

    19. Magnetic properties; magnetic resonances

    20. Ferromagnetism in Fe-doped ZnO bulk samples with additional Cu doping (pages 2553–2557)

      Y. Q. Wang, L. Su, L. Liu, Z. M. Tian, T. Q. Chang, Z. Wang, S. Y. Yin and S. L. Yuan

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925566

    21. Dielectric and ferroelectric properties

    22. Phase-transition studies of Ba0.90Ca0.10(Ti1−xZrx)O3 ferroelectric ceramic compounds (pages 2570–2577)

      Higor R. Favarim, Alain Michalowicz, Jean Claude M'Peko and Valmor R. Mastelaro

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026242

    23. Device-related phenomena

      GaN-based ultraviolet light-emitting diodes with multifinger contacts (pages 2585–2588)

      Hernán Rodríguez, Neysha Lobo, Sven Einfeldt, Arne Knauer, Markus Weyers and Michael Kneissl

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026193

    24. Analysis of simultaneous boron and phosphorus diffusion gettering in silicon (pages 2589–2592)

      J. Schön, M. C. Schubert, W. Warta, H. Savin and A. Haarahiltunen

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026333

    25. Improvement of breakdown characteristics in AlGaN/GaN/AlxGa1−xN HEMT based on a grading AlxGa1−xN buffer layer (pages 2593–2596)

      Hongbo Yu, Sefer B. Lisesivdin, Basar Bolukbas, Ozgur Kelekci, Mustafa Kemal Ozturk, Suleyman Ozcelik, Deniz Caliskan, Mustafa Ozturk, Huseyin Cakmak, Pakize Demirel and Ekmel Ozbay

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026270

    26. Reverse biased electroluminescence spectroscopy of crystalline silicon solar cells with high spatial resolution (pages 2597–2600)

      Matthias Schneemann, Anke Helbig, Thomas Kirchartz, Reinhard Carius and Uwe Rau

      Version of Record online: 13 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026309

  7. Information for authors

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    2. Cover Picture
    3. Inside Back Cover
    4. Back Cover
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
    1. Information for authors (pages 2602–2603)

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201021734

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