physica status solidi (a)

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October 2013

Volume 210, Issue 10

Pages 1953–2239

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      Negative electron affinity of diamond and its application to high voltage vacuum power switches (Phys. Status Solidi A 10/2013)

      D. Takeuchi, S. Koizumi, T. Makino, H. Kato, M. Ogura, H. Ohashi, H. Okushi and S. Yamasaki

      Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370061

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      Compact high-voltage power switches are highly desirable for intelligent power grids with renewable energy sources. A compact high voltage switch using electron emitters, which cannot be realized with conventional semiconductor devices, has been proposed (see the Feature Article by Takeuchi et al., pp. 1961–1975), utilizing the insulating effect of a vacuum. The cover fi gure shows the fi rst result of 10 kV switching at room temperature using a diamond PIN junction electron emitter. In this experiment, VG and IG are the voltage and current input to the diode, respectively. When the input power was on, a current was induced in the anode IA, and VA immediately dropped. This voltage difference was applied to the load. A power transmission effi ciency of 73% was realized. For over 100 kV, an effi ciency over 99.92% could be designed. Hence, the vacuum switches are confi rmed to be promising, compact (ultra) high voltage switches. The cover page also shows the fabricated diode (on-state) and measurement probes. Electroluminescence from defects was observed with forward biases only.

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      Aberration-corrected microscopy and spectroscopy analysis of pristine, nitrogen containing detonation nanodiamond (Phys. Status Solidi A 10/2013)

      Stuart Turner, Olga Shenderova, Fabiana Da Pieve, Ying-gang Lu, Emrah Yücelen, Jo Verbeeck, Dirk Lamoen and Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

      Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370062

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      Aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS), and density functional theory (DFT) calculations are used by Turner et al. (pp. 1976–1984) to solve several key questions about the surface structure, the particle morphology, and the distribution and nature of nitrogen impurities in detonation nanodiamond. High-resolution TEM demonstrates the stability of ultrasmall nanodiamonds under electron illumination at low acceleration voltage and is used to image the surface structure of detonation nanodiamond. Highresolution EELS measurements on the fine structure of the carbon K-edge demonstrate that the typical π* pre-peak of nanodiamond in fact consists of three sub-peaks that arise from the presence of minimal fullerene-like reconstructions at the nanoparticle surfaces and deviations from perfect sp3 coordination at defects. Spatially resolved EELS experiments evidence the presence of nitrogen within the core of detonation nanodiamond particles. The nitrogen is present throughout the whole diamond core, and can be enriched at defect regions. By comparing the fine structure of the experimental nitrogen K-edge with calculated ELNES spectra from DFT, the embedded nitrogen is most likely related to single substitutional and/or A-center nitrogen, combined with larger nitrogen clusters.

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      Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370063

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      Contents (pages 1953–1958)

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    1. Negative electron affinity of diamond and its application to high voltage vacuum power switches (pages 1961–1975)

      D. Takeuchi, S. Koizumi, T. Makino, H. Kato, M. Ogura, H. Ohashi, H. Okushi and S. Yamasaki

      Version of Record online: 7 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300385

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    8. Feature Article
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    1. Aberration-corrected microscopy and spectroscopy analysis of pristine, nitrogen containing detonation nanodiamond (pages 1976–1984)

      Stuart Turner, Olga Shenderova, Fabiana Da Pieve, Ying-gang Lu, Emrah Yücelen, Jo Verbeeck, Dirk Lamoen and Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

      Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300315

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    1. Nucleation, growth and doping

      Influence of surface misorientation of HPHT diamond substrates on crystal morphologies and threading dislocations propagation (pages 1985–1990)

      M. Naamoun, A. Tallaire, J. Achard, F. Silva, L. William, P. Doppelt and A. Gicquel

      Version of Record online: 24 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300071

    2. Nucleation and growth of CVD diamond on fused silica optical fibres with titanium dioxide interlayer (pages 1991–1997)

      Robert Bogdanowicz, Mateusz Śmietana, Marcin Gnyba, Mateusz Ficek, Vítězslav Straňák, Łukasz Goluński, Michał Sobaszek and Jacek Ryl

      Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300096

    3. Initial growth stages of heavily boron-doped HFCVD diamond for electrical probe application (pages 2002–2007)

      D. K. Simon, M. Tsigkourakos, T. Hantschel, T. Conard and W. Vandervorst

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300041

    4. Electrical transport

      Optical study of carrier diffusion and recombination in CVD diamond (pages 2008–2015)

      Martin Kozák, František Trojánek and Petr Malý

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300034

    5. Injection and temperature dependent carrier recombination rate and diffusion length in freestanding CVD diamond (pages 2016–2021)

      Patrik Ščajev, Vytautas Gudelis, Alexandre Tallaire, Julien Barjon and Kęstutis Jarašiūnas

      Version of Record online: 30 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300045

    6. Crystallite size dependent carrier recombination rate and thermal diffusivity in undoped and boron doped CVD diamond layers (pages 2022–2027)

      P. Ščajev, S. Nargelas, K. Jarašiūnas, I. Kisialiou, E. Ivakin, W. Deferme, J. D'Haen and K. Haenen

      Version of Record online: 30 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300046

    7. Transport behaviour of boron delta-doped diamond (pages 2028–2034)

      J. Scharpf, A. Denisenko, C. I. Pakes, S. Rubanov, A. Bergmaier, G. Dollinger, C. Pietzka and E. Kohn

      Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300093

    8. Electrical characterization of diamond PiN diodes for high voltage applications (pages 2035–2039)

      Mariko Suzuki, Tadashi Sakai, Toshiharu Makino, Hiromitsu Kato, Daisuke Takeuchi, Masahiko Ogura, Hideyo Okushi and Satoshi Yamasaki

      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300051

    9. Surface chemistry

      Electrochemical oxidation of sulphamerazine at boron-doped diamond electrodes: Influence of boron concentration (pages 2040–2047)

      Aleksandra Fabiańska, Robert Bogdanowicz, Patrycja Zięba, Tadeusz Ossowski, Marcin Gnyba, Jacek Ryl, Artur Zielinski, Stoffel D. Janssens, Ken Haenen and Ewa M. Siedlecka

      Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300094

    10. Grafting of manganese phthalocyanine on nanocrystalline diamond films (pages 2048–2054)

      Christo Petkov, Ulrich Glebe, Emil Petkov, Alberto Pasquarelli, Carsten Pietzka, Miklos Veres, Laszlo Himics, Rolf Merz, Wilhelm Kulisch, Ulrich Siemeling, Johann Peter Reithmaier and Cyril Popov

      Version of Record online: 17 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300038

    11. Colour centres and defects

      Maskless and targeted creation of arrays of colour centres in diamond using focused ion beam technology (pages 2055–2059)

      Margarita Lesik, Piernicola Spinicelli, Sébastien Pezzagna, Patrick Happel, Vincent Jacques, Olivier Salord, Bernard Rasser, Anne Delobbe, Pierre Sudraud, Alexandre Tallaire, Jan Meijer and Jean-François Roch

      Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300102

    12. Investigation of NV centers in nano- and ultrananocrystalline diamond pillars (pages 2066–2073)

      E. Petkov, T. Rendler, C. Petkov, F. Schnabel, J. P. Reithmaier, J. Wrachtrup, C. Popov and W. Kulisch

      Version of Record online: 8 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329282

    13. EPR study of impurity defects in diamonds grown in carbonate medium (pages 2074–2077)

      Andrey Komarovskikh, Vladimir Nadolinny, Yuri Palyanov and Igor Kupriyanov

      Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300036

    14. EPR of new phosphorus-containing centers in synthetic diamonds (pages 2078–2082)

      Vladimir Nadolinny, Andrey Komarovskikh, Yuri Pal'yanov and Igor Kupriyanov

      Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300037

    15. TL characterization of CVD diamond films deposited at different growth parameters (pages 2083–2087)

      Marzena Mitura-Nowak, Agnieszka Karczmarska, Barbara Marczewska and Marta Marszałek

      Version of Record online: 30 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300048

    16. Afterglow and thermoluminescence properties in HPHT diamond crystals under beta irradiation (pages 2088–2094)

      V. Chernov, R. Meléndrez, S. Gastélum, M. Pedroza-Montero, T. Piters, S. Preciado-Flores and M. Barboza-Flores

      Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300110

    17. Nanocarbons

      Switching polarity of oxidized detonation diamond nanoparticles on substrates (pages 2095–2099)

      Stepan Stehlik, Tristan Petit, Hugues A. Girard, Jean-Charles Arnault, Alexander Kromka and Bohuslav Rezek

      Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300052

    18. Influence of diamond-like carbon overlay properties on refractive index sensitivity of nano-coated optical fibres (pages 2100–2105)

      Mateusz Śmietana, Mariusz Dudek, Marcin Koba and Bartosz Michalak

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300059

    19. Comparison of the surface properties of DLC and ultrananocrystalline diamond films with respect to their bio-applications (pages 2106–2110)

      Miroslav Jelinek, Alexandra Voss, Tomáš Kocourek, Mahsa Mozafari, Veronika Vymětalová, Marketa Zezulová, Petr Písařík, Adéla Kotzianová, Cyril Popov and Jan Mikšovský

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228713

    20. Optical and magnetic properties of Er-doped SnO2 nanoparticles (pages 2146–2152)

      S. Bhaumik, S. K. Ray and A. K. Das

      Version of Record online: 5 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228786

    21. Electrical contact fabrication on vertically aligned ZnO nanowires investigated by current sensing AFM (pages 2153–2158)

      Vaibhav Jain, Gary P. Kushto, Mason Wolak and Antti J. Mäkinen

      Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228813

    22. Effect of quenching rate on the average grain size and martensitic transformation temperature in rapidly solidified polycrystalline Ni50Mn37Sn13 alloy ribbons (pages 2159–2165)

      A. Quintana-Nedelcos, J. L. Sánchez Llamazares, D. Ríos-Jara, A. G. Lara-Rodríguez and T. García-Fernández

      Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329146

    23. Comparative study of phase structure and dielectric properties for K0.5Bi0.5TiO3[BOND]BiAlO3 and LaAlO3[BOND]BiAlO3 (pages 2166–2173)

      Yudong Hou, Mupeng Zheng, Meiju Si, Lei Cui, Mankang Zhu and Hui Yan

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228854

    24. Influence of final treatment on the incubation period and antireflection properties of stain-etched porous silicon (pages 2174–2177)

      F. A. Rustamov, N. H. Darvishov, V. E. Bagiev, M. Z. Mamedov, E. Y. Bobrova and H. O. Qafarova

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329298

    25. Fabrication of silicon nanostructures using metal-assisted etching in NaBF4 (pages 2178–2182)

      Nhung T. P. Nguyen, Yannick Coffinier, Vincent Thomy and Rabah Boukherroub

      Version of Record online: 22 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330035

    26. k32-type low-frequency bimorph with giant electromechanical coupling factor (pages 2183–2187)

      Gang Liu, Shiming Lei, Wenhua Jiang, Jiaqi Zhu and Wenwu Cao

      Version of Record online: 22 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330003

    27. Self-passivation of molecular n-type doping during air exposure using a highly efficient air-instable dopant (pages 2188–2198)

      Max L. Tietze, Florian Wölzl, Torben Menke, Axel Fischer, Moritz Riede, Karl Leo and Björn Lüssem

      Version of Record online: 23 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330049

    28. Investigation of carrier spill-over in InGaN-based light-emitting diodes by temperature dependences of resonant photoluminescence and open-circuit voltage (pages 2204–2208)

      Dong-Pyo Han, Min-Goo Kang, Chan-Hyoung Oh, Hyunsung Kim, Kyu-Sang Kim, Dong-Soo Shin and Jong-In Shim

      Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329187

    29. Magnetic properties variation of two-dimensional magnetophotonic crystals by light influence (pages 2209–2213)

      Nikolay Y. Zvezdin, Alexander V. Prokaznikov, Darya E. Afansyeva and Vladimir A. Paporkov

      Version of Record online: 30 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329145

    30. n-ZnO/i-InGaN/p-GaN heterostructure for solar cell application (pages 2214–2218)

      Seung-Yong Nam, Yong-Seok Choi, Young-Ho Song, Myoung-Ho Jung, Chang Mo Kang, Duk-Jo Kong, Seong-Ju Park, Jeong-Yong Lee, Gon Namkoong and Dong-Seon Lee

      Version of Record online: 30 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329158

    31. Synthesis of ZnO nanowalls and nanocombs by vapor–liquid–solid method (pages 2219–2223)

      Farzaneh Fattahi Comjani, Ulrike Willer, Stefan Kontermann and Wolfgang Schade

      Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329242

    32. Shape-controlled nanocrystal γ-MnO2: Preparation and electrochemical features (pages 2224–2230)

      Pei-Pei Ma, Jie Du, Zhan-Bing He, Xiang-Ying Xing and Tie-Zhen Ren

      Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329136

    33. Silicon doping effect on the crystallization behavior of Ge2Sb2Te5 film (pages 2231–2237)

      Yifan Jiang, Ling Xu, Jing Chen, Rui Zhang, Weining Su, Yao Yu, Zhongyuan Ma and Jun Xu

      Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228840

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      Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370067

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