physica status solidi (a)

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February 2011

Volume 208, Issue 2

Pages 225–483

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    5. Issue Information
    6. Contents
    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    8. Preface
    9. Feature Articles
    10. Original Papers
    1. Front Cover: Multi-level composite nanostructures based on the arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and planar graphite layers (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2011)

      Vladimir Labunov, Boris Shulitski, Alena Prudnikava and Alexander Basaev

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190003

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      The image on the front cover refers to the article by Labunov et al. (pp. 453–458). It shows an SEM image (background) and a scheme of the proposed growth mechanism of new composite nanostructures composed of two allotropic forms of carbon: the arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and planar graphite layers (PGL) located between the CNT arrays. These nanostructures have been entitled as “CNT-PGL nanostacks”. As could be revealed by EDX analysis, carbon predominates both in the nanotube arrays and planar layers. The possible scenarios of the growth mechanism of these nanostructures have been proposed.

  2. Inside Back Cover

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    4. Back Cover
    5. Issue Information
    6. Contents
    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    8. Preface
    9. Feature Articles
    10. Original Papers
    1. Inside Back Cover: Resistive switching and changes in microstructure (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2011)

      Herbert Schroeder, Ramanathaswamy Pandian and Jun Miao

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190004

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      The long-known resistive switching (RS) effect in metal–insulator– metal thin film stacks has great potential for resistive memory devices. In contrast to numerous publications on the electric behaviour and many, often detailed, but assumptions-based mechanisms, much less is known about the microstructure and its relation to the observed resistance changes, forming and switching. The Feature Article by Schroeder et al. (pp. 300–316) reports experiments combining electric measurements with microstructure characterization in electron microscopes for both in-situ and ex-situ. The results, mainly on Pt/TiO2/Pt stacks, indicate heavy damage of the thin film microstructure associated with forming, although these damaged samples still show stable RS. The findings are compared to the scarce microstructure information in the literature which is presented in a short review. It has to be concluded that much more about the microstructure changes related to RS is urgently needed for the RS modelling based on data instead of assumptions.

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    5. Issue Information
    6. Contents
    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    8. Preface
    9. Feature Articles
    10. Original Papers
    1. Back Cover: Novel multifunctional materials based on oxide thin films and artificial heteroepitaxial multilayers (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2011)

      Matthias Opel, Stephan Geprägs, Edwin P. Menzel, Andrea Nielsen, Daniel Reisinger, Karl-Wilhelm Nielsen, Andreas Brandlmaier, Franz D. Czeschka, Matthias Althammer, Mathias Weiler, Sebastian T. B. Goennenwein, Jürgen Simon, Matthias Svete, Wentao Yu, Sven-Martin Hühne, Werner Mader and Rudolf Gross

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190005

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      The combination of magnetic properties with dielectric, semiconducting, or ferroelectric materials in one and the same material [e.g. magnetic semiconductors (MS) or intrinsic multiferroics] – as well as in artificial heterostructures [e.g. ferromagnetic/dielectric heterostructures for magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) or artificial multiferroic heterostructures] allows for the design of materials with novel functionalities and provides the basis for various device applications. In their Feature Article on pp. 232–251, Opel et al. report on the combination of ferromagnetic, semiconducting, metallic, and dielectric materials properties in thin films and artificial heterostructures using laser molecular beam epitaxy. They discuss the fabrication and characterization of oxide-based ferromagnetic tunnel junctions, transition metal-doped semiconductors, intrinsic multiferroics, and artificial ferroelectric/ferromagetic heterostructures.

  4. Issue Information

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    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    8. Preface
    9. Feature Articles
    10. Original Papers
    1. Issue Information

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190006

  5. Contents

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    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    8. Preface
    9. Feature Articles
    10. Original Papers
    1. Contents: (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2011) (pages 225–228)

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201121806

  6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss

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    10. Original Papers
    1. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss (page 229)

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201121807

  7. Preface

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    10. Original Papers
    1. Preface (page 231)

      Rainer Waser and Ulrich Böttger

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201121808

  8. Feature Articles

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    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
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    10. Original Papers
    1. Integrated Electroceramic Functional Structures

      Novel multifunctional materials based on oxide thin films and artificial heteroepitaxial multilayers (pages 232–251)

      Matthias Opel, Stephan Geprägs, Edwin P. Menzel, Andrea Nielsen, Daniel Reisinger, Karl-Wilhelm Nielsen, Andreas Brandlmaier, Franz D. Czeschka, Matthias Althammer, Mathias Weiler, Sebastian T. B. Goennenwein, Jürgen Simon, Matthias Svete, Wentao Yu, Sven-Martin Hühne, Werner Mader and Rudolf Gross

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026403

    2. Magneto-optical garnets for integrated optoelectronic devices (pages 252–263)

      T. Wehlus, T. Körner, S. Leitenmeier, A. Heinrich and B. Stritzker

      Article first published online: 7 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026672

    3. Hybrid organic–inorganic materials for integrated optoelectronic devices (pages 264–275)

      T. Wehlus, T. Körner, S. Nowy, J. Frischeisen, H. Karl, B. Stritzker and W. Brütting

      Article first published online: 12 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026524

    4. Laser direct writing: Enabling monolithic and hybrid integrated solutions on the lithium niobate platform (pages 276–283)

      Jens Thomas, Matthias Heinrich, Peter Zeil, Vinzenz Hilbert, Katja Rademaker, Robert Riedel, Stefan Ringleb, Carsten Dubs, Jens-Peter Ruske, Stefan Nolte and Andreas Tünnermann

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026452

    5. Resistive memory switching in layered oxides: AnBnO3n+2 perovskite derivatives and Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ high-Tc superconductor (pages 284–299)

      Y. Koval, F. Chowdhury, X. Jin, Y. Simsek, F. Lichtenberg, R. Pentcheva and P. Müller

      Article first published online: 12 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026757

    6. Resistive switching and changes in microstructure (pages 300–316)

      Herbert Schroeder, Ramanathaswamy Pandian and Jun Miao

      Article first published online: 13 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026743

    7. Pr[BOND]O[BOND]Al[BOND]N dielectrics for metal insulator semiconductor stacks (pages 317–329)

      Karsten Henkel, Mohamed Torche, Rakesh Sohal, Konstantin Karavaev, Yevgen Burkov, Carola Schwiertz and Dieter Schmeißer

      Article first published online: 26 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026404

    8. Spin-coated organic ferroelectric films for non-volatile memories (pages 330–342)

      Klaus Müller, Karsten Henkel, Dipankar Mandal, Bernd Seime, Ioanna Paloumpa and Dieter Schmeißer

      Article first published online: 28 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026593

    9. Piezoelectric actuated MEMS for use in microwave switching and filtering applications (pages 343–356)

      Carsten Dehoff, Alexander Hennings, Carsten Kügeler, Theodor Schneller and Ulrich Böttger

      Article first published online: 21 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201100004

    10. Micro- and nano-electromechanical resonators based on SiC and group III-nitrides for sensor applications (pages 357–376)

      K. Brueckner, F. Niebelschuetz, K. Tonisch, Ch. Foerster, V. Cimalla, R. Stephan, J. Pezoldt, T. Stauden, O. Ambacher and M. A. Hein

      Article first published online: 21 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026343

    11. Langasite for microelectromechanical systems (pages 377–389)

      Erik Ansorge, Bertram Schmidt, Jan Sauerwald and Holger Fritze

      Article first published online: 23 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026508

    12. Langasite based miniaturized functional structures: Preparation, high-temperature properties and applications (pages 390–403)

      Jan Sauerwald, Denny Richter, Erik Ansorge, Bertram Schmidt and Holger Fritze

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026639

  9. Original Papers

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    4. Back Cover
    5. Issue Information
    6. Contents
    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    8. Preface
    9. Feature Articles
    10. Original Papers
    1. Compound semiconductors

    2. High-speed and low-noise AlInN/GaN HEMTs on SiC (pages 429–433)

      Haifeng Sun, Andreas R. Alt, Hansruedi Benedickter, Eric Feltin, Jean-François Carlin, Marcus Gonschorek, Nicolas Grandjean and C. R. Bolognesi

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000518

    3. Progress towards III-nitrides HEMTs on free-standing diamond substrates for thermal management (pages 439–444)

      Manuel Trejo, Gregg H. Jessen, Kelson D. Chabak, James K. Gillespie, Antonio Crespo, Mauricio Kossler, Virginia Trimble, Derrick Langley, Eric R. Heller, Bruce Claflin, Dennis E. Walker, Brian Poling, Ryan Gilbert, Glen D. Via, John Hoelscher, Jason Roussos, Felix Ejeckam and Jerry Zimmer

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000601

    4. Atmospheric pressure growth of Eu-doped GaN by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy (pages 445–448)

      Naoki Furukawa, Atsushi Nishikawa, Takashi Kawasaki, Yoshikazu Terai and Yasufumi Fujiwara

      Article first published online: 29 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000598

    5. Microwave performance of ZnO/ZnMgO heterostructure field effect transistors (pages 449–452)

      Shigehiko Sasa, Takeshi Maitani, Yuto Furuya, Takeshi Amano, Kazuto Koike, Mitsuaki Yano and Masataka Inoue

      Article first published online: 20 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201000509

    6. Nanostructures, thin films, surfaces and interfaces

    7. Graphene-based composite materials with high dielectric permittivity via an in situ reduction method (pages 459–461)

      Lili Cui, Xiaofeng Lu, Danming Chao, Hongtao Liu, Yongxin Li and Ce Wang

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026273

    8. Novel method controlled synthesis of silica coated carbon nanotubes (pages 462–465)

      Xuecheng Chen, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Mark H. Rümmeli, Ryszard J. Kalenczuk and Ewa Borowiak-Palen

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026614

    9. Stokes and anti-Stokes blue light emissions of thermal-evaporated silica sub-micron wires (pages 466–470)

      Chuanyi Tao, Xueming Li, Wenlin Feng, Jianchun Yang, Wulin Li, Yongfu Li and Wenjing Yang

      Article first published online: 5 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026297

    10. Development of nanocomposites for anode materials in Li-ion batteries (pages 471–473)

      Rolf Ochs, Dorothée Vinga Szabó, Sabine Schlabach, Sebastian Becker and Sylvio Indris

      Article first published online: 29 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026652

    11. Device-related phenomena

      Fabrication and charge-transfer characteristics of CdS QDs sensitized vertically grown flower-like ZnO solar cells with CdSe cosensitizers (pages 474–479)

      P. Sudhagar, S. Chandramohan, R. Saravana Kumar, R. Sathyamoorthy, Chang-Hee Hong and Yong Soo Kang

      Article first published online: 5 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026276

    12. Fabrication of photonic crystal structure on indium tin oxide electrode of GaN-based light-emitting diodes (pages 480–483)

      Kyeong-Jae Byeon, Hyoungwon Park, Joong-Yeon Cho, Ki-Yeon Yang, Jong Hyeob Baek, Gun Young Jung and Heon Lee

      Article first published online: 12 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200925565

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