physica status solidi (a)

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October 2011

Volume 208, Issue 10

Pages 2237–2487

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    1. Front Cover: Structure, morphology and aging of Ag-Fe dumbbell nanoparticles (Phys. Status Solidi A 10/2011)

      Anna Elsukova, Zi-An Li, Christina Möller, Marina Spasova, Mehmet Acet, Michael Farle, Masahiro Kawasaki, Peter Ercius and Thomas Duden

      Version of Record online: 10 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190031

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      Dumbbell-shaped or Janus-type nanocomposites have been attracting much attention recently due to their possible application in biomedicine and catalysis. Elsukova et al. (pp. 2437-2442) have prepared dumbbell Ag-Fe nanoparticles by magnetron sputtering with subsequent in-flight annealing and investigated the effect of ageing on the particle structure and morphology. Structural properties and chemical compositions of freshly prepared and five-month aged particles were examined by means of transmission electron microscopy including high-resolution imaging, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and 3D electron tomography. The fresh particles consist of a faceted Ag part on an Fe-Fe3O4 composite particle of more spherical shape. The aged nanocomposite consists of a silver spherical particle that is attached to a hollow iron oxide sphere containing one or several Ag clusters inside.

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    1. Inside Back Cover: Morphology control of a rapidly grown vertically aligned carbon-nanotube forest for fi ber spinning (Phys. Status Solidi A 10/2011)

      T. Iijima, H. Oshima, Y. Hayashi, U. B. Suryavanshi, A. Hayashi and M. Tanemura

      Version of Record online: 10 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190032

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      As shown in the article by Iijima et al. (pp. 2332-2334), for the use in fiber spinning the morphology of a rapidly grown Vertically Aligned Carbon-Nanotube Forest (VACNF) can be controlled by a very simple and easy way which does not include traces of a polymer. The majority of as-grown VACNFs consists of 2 to 5 walls with a mean tube diameter of 5-7 nm based on TEM characterization. In the case of a spinnable VACNF, most of the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are straight and well aligned but few CNT bundles consist of 8-10 CNTs which are not aligned vertically. These bundles get shared by an adjacent thicker CNT bundle - which is a very important step for understanding continuous fiber spinning.

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    1. Back Cover: Bipolar resistance switching in chalcogenide materials (Phys. Status Solidi A 10/2011)

      Annie Pradel, Nathalie Frolet, Michel Ramonda, Andrea Piarristeguy and Michel Ribes

      Version of Record online: 10 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190033

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      Reversible bipolar resistance switching in Ge2Sb3Te5 films has been investigated by Pradel et al. (pp. 2303-2308) using Conductive-Atomic Force Microscopy (C-AFM). The C-AFM current images shown on the cover page clearly evidence a reversible switching from resistive to conductive states as the polarity of the bias across the sample is reversed. A primary and irreversible contraction of the film along with an increase in its conductivity occurs when a bias is applied to the as-deposited resistive film. It is related to a crystallization of the film. Further write/erase cycles induce resistance switching but no change in the contraction/expansion of the films. Such behaviour corroborates a mechanism where an amorphous Sb-rich phase would exist in between Ge2Sb2Te5 crystallites. This would create conductive paths when a bias is applied, paths that would break when the polarity is reversed.

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    1. Issue Information

      Version of Record online: 10 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190034

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    1. Glass transition and relaxation phenomena

    2. Secondary relaxations of orientationally disordered mixed crystals at temperatures lower than the glass transition temperature (pages 2254–2257)

      J. C. Martinez-Garcia, J. Ll. Tamarit, L. C. Pardo, M. Barrio, S. J. Rzoska and A. Drozd-Rzoska

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000726

    3. Physical properties

      Magneto-elasticity in amorphous ferromagnets: Basic principles and applications (pages 2258–2264)

      J. M. Barandiarán, J. Gutiérrez and A. García-Arribas

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000738

    4. Off-diagonal magnetoimpedance effect in field quenched Co69Fe4Si15B12 amorphous ribbons (pages 2265–2268)

      T. Sánchez, V. Vega, J. D. Santos, M. J. Pérez, V. M. Prida, M. L. Sánchez, Ll. Escoda, J. J. Suñol and B. Hernando

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000735

    5. Domain structure, magnetic properties, and giant magnetoimpedance of FeNi/Ti-based multilayers (pages 2269–2272)

      E. Fernández, A. García-Arribas, J. M. Barandiarán, A. V. Svalov and G. V. Kurlyandskaya

      Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000734

    6. Structure and magnetic properties of nanostructured GdTb thin films (pages 2273–2276)

      A. V. Svalov, V. O. Vas'kovskiy, J. M. Barandiarán, K. G. Balymov, I. Orue and G. V. Kurlyandskaya

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000630

    7. Nucleation and transformation of circular magnetic-domain structure in amorphous microwires (pages 2277–2280)

      Alexander Chizhik, Arcady Zhukov, Julian Gonzalez and Juan Mari Blanco

      Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000720

    8. Structure of rapidly quenched Ga-free Heusler alloys (pages 2281–2283)

      J. J. Suñol, L. Escoda, B. Hernando, W. O. Rosa, T. Sánchez, J. D. Santos, V. M. Prida and V. G. Shavrov

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000743

    9. Physical properties of CaCu3Ti4O12 obtained from different EDTA-gel derived powders (pages 2284–2287)

      Filipe Amaral, Manuel Valente and Luís Cadillon Costa

      Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000760

    10. Lithium niobosilicate glass doped with samarium: Dielectric and optical analysis (pages 2288–2292)

      C. Nico, M. P. F. Graça, T. Monteiro and M. A. Valente

      Version of Record online: 30 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000764

    11. Local structure and dynamics of glasses and supercooled liquids

      The short-range order of ions in clay minerals: Sm3+ coordination (pages 2293–2298)

      Oleg Sobolev, Gabriel J. Cuello, Andreas C. Scheinost, Mark R. Johnson, Sergey Nikitenko, Lydie Le Forestier, Jocelyne Brendle and Laurent Charlet

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000311

    12. Effect of particle shape on the random packing density of amorphous solids (pages 2299–2302)

      Andriy V. Kyrylyuk and Albert P. Philipse

      Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000361

    13. Applications of non-crystalline alloys

      Bipolar resistance switching in chalcogenide materials (pages 2303–2308)

      Annie Pradel, Nathalie Frolet, Michel Ramonda, Andrea Piarristeguy and Michel Ribes

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000767

    14. The effect of PCBM doping on the electroluminescent performance of organic light-emitting diodes (pages 2317–2320)

      Guang Yan, Suling Zhao, Zheng Xu, Fujun Zhang, Chao Kong, Xiaodong Liu, Wei Gong and Xurong Xu

      Version of Record online: 12 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084158

    15. Low-voltage and high-stability p-type doped blue organic light-emitting diodes with bilayer hole-injection layers (pages 2321–2324)

      Lin Lu, Jianning Yu, Li Long, Fangfang Yu, Jianhua Zhang, Hao Zhang and Bin Wei

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084161

    16. A green and fast way for reduction of graphene oxide in acidic aqueous solution via microwave assistance (pages 2325–2327)

      Ting Lu, Likun Pan, Chunyang Nie, Zhiwei Zhao and Zhuo Sun

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084166

    17. Morphology control of a rapidly grown vertically aligned carbon-nanotube forest for fiber spinning (pages 2332–2334)

      T. Iijima, H. Oshima, Y. Hayashi, U. B. Suryavanshi, A. Hayashi and M. Tanemura

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084170

    18. Device-related phenomena

    19. Organic photovoltaic devices based on graphene as an electron-acceptor material and P3OT as a donor material (pages 2339–2343)

      Haiteng Wang, Dawei He, Yongsheng Wang, Zhiyong Liu, Hongpeng Wu and Jigang Wang

      Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084174

    20. Interface electrical properties of Fe3O4/MgO/GaAs(100) epitaxial spin contacts (pages 2344–2347)

      Ping Kwan Johnny Wong, Wen Zhang and Yongbing Xu

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084175

    21. Growth evolution and superparamagnetism of ultrathin Fe films grown on GaN(0001) surfaces (pages 2348–2351)

      Ping Kwan Johnny Wong, Wen Zhang, Xugao Cui, Iain Will, Yongbing Xu, Zikuo Tao, Xi Li, Zili Xie and Rong Zhang

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084176

    22. Nanomanipulation of 2 inch wafer fabrication of vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays by nanoimprint lithography (pages 2352–2356)

      Ian Y. Y. Bu, Volkmar Eichhorn, Kenneth Carlson, Peter Boggild and Sergej Fatikow

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084178

    23. Tuning the exchange bias training effect in top- and bottom-pinning FeNi/FeMn bilayers (pages 2369–2372)

      M. Yang, J. J. Ge, X. B. Xue, Y. Yang, W. B. Rui, B. You, L. Sun, J. Du and A. Hu

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084190

    24. The role of disorder in sodium-doped LaMnO3 (pages 2373–2376)

      Hao Liu, Yongtao Li, Hongguang Zhang, Yuanyuan Chen, Lingshan Chen, Xueguang Dong, Kai Chen and Qi Li

      Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084192

    25. Growth and magnetic properties of ultrathin single crystal Fe3O4 film on InAs(100) (pages 2377–2379)

      Zhaocong Huang, Ya Zhai, Yongbing Xu, Jing Wu, Sarah M. Thompson and S. N. Holmes

      Version of Record online: 10 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084196

    26. Physisorption of cis- and trans-decalin on Pt4 clusters from density functional theory calculations (pages 2380–2383)

      Shengping Yu, Qun Zeng, Shengyong Yang and Mingli Yang

      Version of Record online: 31 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084197

    27. Mechanical fabrication of carbon nanotube/TiO2 nanoparticle composite films and their field-emission properties (pages 2388–2391)

      Kai-Xuan He, Juan Su, Deng-Zhu Guo, Ying-Jie Xing and Geng-Min Zhang

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201084202

    28. Materials preparation, manipulation, and structure

    29. Structural characterization of CuInS2 thin films from Cu–In metal inks (pages 2399–2405)

      Guanbi Chen, Lei Wang, Xia Sheng, Lantao Chang, Yeping Luo and Deren Yang

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026782

    30. Formation of CuInSe2 from Cu2Se and In2Se3 compounds (pages 2415–2423)

      Daigao Chen and Deliang Wang

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127206

    31. Soft X-ray induced oxidation on acrylic acid grafted luminescent silicon quantum dots in ultrahigh vacuum (pages 2424–2429)

      Yimin Chao, Qi Wang, Annette Pietzsch, Franz Hennies and Hongjun Ni

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127212

    32. Experimental study of iron redistribution between bulk defects and boron doped layer in silicon wafers (pages 2430–2436)

      Heli Talvitie, Marko Yli-Koski, Antti Haarahiltunen, Ville Vähänissi, Muhammad Imran Asghar and Hele Savin

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026534

    33. Nanostructures, thin films, surfaces and interfaces

      Structure, morphology, and aging of Ag–Fe dumbbell nanoparticles (pages 2437–2442)

      Anna Elsukova, Zi-An Li, Christina Möller, Marina Spasova, Mehmet Acet, Michael Farle, Masahiro Kawasaki, Peter Ercius and Thomas Duden

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127104

    34. Bending of nanowire–flexible substrate assemblies integrated via direct synthesis methods (pages 2443–2449)

      Justin Rodgers, Julia Edel, Johan Rivera and Ongi Englander

      Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026722

    35. Charge transport phenomena; superconductivity

      Imaging the photovoltaic response of PbS-sensitized porous titania (pages 2450–2453)

      L. Turyanska, O. Makarovsky, U. Elfurawi, A. Patanè, M. W. Fay, J. W. Bowers and H. M. Upadhyaya

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127066

    36. Magnetic properties; magnetic resonances

      Effect of annealing temperature on the magnetic properties of Zn0.97Al0.03O nanoparticles (pages 2454–2459)

      Hua Gao, Daqiang Gao, Guijin Yang, Jing Zhang, Jinlin Zhang, Zhenhua Shi and Desheng Xue

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127109

    37. Dielectric and ferroelectric properties

      Effects of Pb(Mn,Nb)O3 doping on the properties of PZT-based films deposited on silicon substrates (pages 2460–2466)

      Tao Zhang, Shu-yi Zhang, Kiyotaka Wasa, Hui Zhang, Zhao-jiang Chen, Xiu-ji Shui and Yue-tao Yang

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026561

    38. Device-related phenomena

      Role of energy level alignment in solar cells sensitized with a metal-free organic dye: A combined experimental and theoretical approach (pages 2467–2477)

      Corneliu I. Oprea, Anca Dumbravă, Irina Enache, Jeanina Lungu, Adrian Georgescu, Florin Moscalu, Camelia Oprea and Mihai A. Gîrţu

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127083

    39. Minicrystallization in directionally solidified multicrystalline silicon and its effect on the photovoltaic properties of solar cells (pages 2478–2481)

      Bingfa Liu, Nan Chen, Guoping Du, Guihua Liu, Yangsheng Li, Wei Sun and Pietro Rossetto

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127172

    40. Device-related phenomena

      Polymer light-emitting diodes with doped hole-transport layers (pages 2482–2487)

      Mingtao Lu, Herman T. Nicolai, Martijn Kuik, Gert-Jan A. H. Wetzelaer, Jurjen Wildeman, Arne Palmaerts and Paul W. M. Blom

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127319

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