physica status solidi (a)

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February 2012

Volume 209, Issue 2

Pages 229–407

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      Front Cover: Semiconductor nanorod layers aligned through mechanical rubbing (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2012)

      Yorai Amit, Adam Faust, Itai Lieberman, Lior Yedidya and Uri Banin

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201290000

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      Colloidal semiconductor nanorods exhibit size tunable polarized emission. A challenge for their utility in optical applications lies in developing means for their assembly and macroscopic alignment. A facile approach for large scaled lateral alignment of CdSe/CdS nanorods was developed, employing the known method of mechanical rubbing: see the Editor's Choice article by Yorai Amit et al. in this issue on pp. 235–242. The resulting samples exhibited polarized fluorescent emission with good contrast ratio and the polarized nature of the rubbed samples is seen (bottom right image). Fluorescence microscopy images (top right), along with the corresponding polarization contrast-ratio color map (top left), show the underlying pattern of the aligned layer caused by the rubbing process leading to a topography which resembles that of a plowed field. The interaction with the rubbing fibers turns an initially smooth surface into a parallel pattern of longitudinal lines leading to the stacking and reorientation of the nanorods resulting in a polarized emitting sample.

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      Back Cover: One-pot synthesis of homogeneous CdSexS1−x alloyed quantum dots with tunable composition in a green N-oleoylmorpholine solvent (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2012)

      Binbin Wang, Yang Jiang, Chao Liu, Xinzheng Lan, Xinmei Liu, Wenjun Wang, Hongyan Duan, Yugang Zhang, Shanying Li and Zhongping Zhang

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201290001

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      Yang Jiang and co-workers report a one-pot route for producing homogeneous CdSexS1-x ternary alloyed quantum dots (QDs) with zinc-blende structure in a green and low-cost solvent of N-oleoylmorpholine (see pp. 306–312). Tunable emission, dependent on composition, has been systematically demonstrated to span 450–610 nm over the composition range x = 0-1. As shown by the cover image, the as-prepared CdSexS1-x QDs exhibit sharp photoluminescence emission features and various colors. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and fast Fourier transform pattern (indicated by the background images) suggest that the as-prepared ternary QDs possess high crystallinity. At a certain Se/S feed mole ratio, the stoichiometric ratio of the ternary QDs keeps at a steady value, making it possible and reproducible to prepare composition-controlled alloyed QDs. This approach could be adopted to synthesize other ternary QDs with band gaps and properties varying with composition while maintaining a small size.

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      Issue Information

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201290002

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  5. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss

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      Recent and forthcoming publications in pss (page 233)

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201221908

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    1. Materials preparation, manipulation, and structure

    2. Depth strain profile with sub-nm resolution in a thin silicon film using medium energy ion scattering (pages 262–265)

      D. Jalabert, D. Pelloux-Gervais, A. Béché, J. M. Hartmann, P. Gergaud, J. L. Rouvière and B. Canut

      Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127502

    3. Lattice properties and dynamics, diffusion

      Lattice distortion in ion beam synthesized silicon nanocrystals in SiOx thin films (pages 283–288)

      Nupur Saxena, Pragati Kumar, Avinash Agarwal and Dinakar Kanjilal

      Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127467

    4. Nanostructures, thin films, surfaces and interfaces

    5. One-pot synthesis of homogeneous CdSexS1−x alloyed quantum dots with tunable composition in a green N-oleoylmorpholine solvent (pages 306–312)

      Binbin Wang, Yang Jiang, Chao Liu, Xinzheng Lan, Xinmei Liu, Wenjun Wang, Hongyan Duan, Yugang Zhang, Shanying Li and Zhongping Zhang

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127552

    6. Laser induced temperature effects in multi-walled carbon nanotubes probed by Raman spectroscopy (pages 313–316)

      Jaroslaw Judek, Cezariusz Jastrzebski, Artur Malolepszy, Marta Mazurkiewicz, Leszek Stobinski and Mariusz Zdrojek

      Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127586

    7. Charge transport phenomena; superconductivity

    8. Optical properties

    9. Triplet exciton transfer mechanism between phosphorescent organic dye molecules (pages 340–346)

      Frank S. Steinbacher, Ralf Krause, Arvid Hunze and Albrecht Winnacker

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127451

    10. Magnetic properties; magnetic resonances

    11. Ferromagnetism in rare earth doped cerium oxide bulk samples (pages 353–358)

      M. Chandra Dimri, H. Khanduri, H. Kooskora, J. Subbi, I. Heinmaa, A. Mere, J. Krustok and R. Stern

      Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127403

    12. Device-related phenomena

    13. Effective oxygen plasma treatment on indium tin oxide electrode to improve organic solar cell efficiency (pages 369–372)

      Fu-Ching Tang, Jay Chang, Wei-Yang Chou, Horng-Long Cheng, Steve Lien-Chung Hsu, Jen-Sue Chen and Hwo-Shuenn Sheu

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127602

    14. Non-doped white organic light-emitting diodes based on ultra-thin emitting layer with aggregation-induced emission (pages 373–377)

      Xu-Peng Wang, Yan Qian, Tong-Jun Zhu, Min-Min Cai, Bao-Xiu Mi, Xue-Yin Jiang, Zhi-Qiang Gao, Wei Huang and Zhi-Lin Zhang

      Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127297

    15. Improving open-circuit voltage in DSSCs using Cu-doped TiO2 as a semiconductor (pages 378–385)

      J. Navas, C. Fernández-Lorenzo, T. Aguilar, R. Alcántara and J. Martín-Calleja

      Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127336

    16. White organic light-emitting diodes based on C545T doped emitting system (pages 401–405)

      Hua-Ping Lin, Fan Zhou, Jun Li, Xiao-Wen Zhang, Liang Zhang, Xue-Yin Jiang, Zhi-Lin Zhang and Jian-Hua Zhang

      Version of Record online: 29 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127520

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      Information for authors (pages 406–407)

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201221909

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