physica status solidi (a)

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November 2013

Volume 210, Issue 11

Pages 2241–2527

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      Inorganic nanotubes and fullerene-like nanoparticles: Synthesis, mechanical properties, and applications (Phys. Status Solidi A 11∕2013)

      R. Tenne, R. Rosentsveig and A. Zak

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370068

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      The present topical section in pss(a), guest-edited by T. McNally and I. Drevenšek Olenik, summarizes the results obtained through the COST action MP0902 – COINAPO (Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes and Polymers). With their high crystalline perfection and mechanical robustness, inorganic nanotubes and nanowires, in particular multiwall WS2 nanotubes which are synthesized in large amounts, were found to be very suitable for reinforcing a variety of polymer nanocomposites at low concentrations (<2 wt%). Such nanocomposites exhibit a variety of favorable properties making them particularly suitable for different commercial applications, in the aerospace, defense, automotive, sport, medical-technology and other industries. A summary of some of the results obtained through this 4-year COST action and related activities are reported in a concise minireview by R. Tenne, R. Rosentsveig and A. Zak (see the Invited Article on pp. 2253–2258). In a related work by M. Shneider et al. (see pp. 2298–2306), the effect of adding small amounts of WS2 nanotubes into epoxy matrix on the tribological properties of the nanocomposites is discussed. The cover page shows a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) picture of one such nanotube protruding from the fractured epoxy surface. The high crystalline perfection of the nanotube is demonstrated by the magnifi ed transmission electron microscopy (TEM) picture of the nanotube (inset). The SEM picture reveals also the tight adhesion of the nanotube to the surrounding epoxy matrix as studied by E. Zohar et al. [J. Adhes. Sci. Technol. 25, 1603–1617 (2011)].

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      Influence of inorganic nanoparticles on the glass transitions of polyurea elastomers (Phys. Status Solidi A 11∕2013)

      Marius Reinecker, Armin Fuith, Viktor Soprunyuk, Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer, Aleš Mrzel, Renato Torre and Wilfried Schranz

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370069

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      The properties of polymers can be significantly changed by incorporating nanoparticles, which yields a great potential for applications. In the study by Reinecker et al. (pp. 2320–2327), nanocomposites of new polyurea elastomers filled with MoS2 nanotubes are investigated. The artwork illustrates the basic principle of the method used to perfom the most essential measurements of this work, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Superimposed on the sample polymer-nanocomposite strip is the corresponding skeletal formula. Also shown are schematics of the featured components, polyurea (background network structure) filled with MoS2 nanotubes (ball and stick model, lower right corner). The two most descriptive and easily discernible graphs taken from the paper represent a good part of the achieved results. The figures show the real and imaginary part of the complex Young's modulus, E' and E′′ respectively, of pure polyurea JD-2000 compared with the nanocomposite JD-2000/MoS2. It is notable that the annealing temperature for removing the hydrogen bonds is influenced by the presence of nanotubes, shifting to higher temperatures in comparison to the pure elastomer (inset of figure showing E′).

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      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370070

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      Contents (pages 2241–2246)

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370071

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    1. Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes and Polymers

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    1. Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes and Polymers

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    1. Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes and Polymers

      Broadband dielectric and conductivity spectroscopy of inhomogeneous and composite conductors (pages 2259–2271)

      Jan Petzelt, Dmitry Nuzhnyy, Viktor Bovtun, Maxim Savinov, Martin Kempa and Ivan Rychetsky

      Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329288

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      Broad-band dielectric and ac conductivity spectroscopy covering about 19 frequency orders of magnitude is now available in the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic. In a broad temperature range it enables to study and model the effective complex dielectric functions in dielectric and weakly conducting disordered and inhomogeneous materials, including e.g. the electrical percolation threshold in dielectric/conductor composites.

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    1. Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes and Polymers

      Effect of Mo6S3I6 nanowires on the dielectric properties of poly(ϵ-caprolactone) (pages 2272–2277)

      Šarūnas Svirskas, Džiugas Jablonskas, Vytautas Samulionis, Austė Kuprevičiūtė, Jūras Banys, Seow Jecg Chin and Tony McNally

      Version of Record online: 3 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329313

    2. Preparation and characterization of novel nanocomposites of WS2 nanotubes and polyfluorene conductive polymer (pages 2278–2283)

      Tiziana Di Luccio, Carmela Borriello, Annalisa Bruno, Maria Grazia Maglione, Carla Minarini and Giuseppe Nenna

      Version of Record online: 24 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329333

    3. Synthesis of silane functionalized sodium titanate nanotubes and their influence on thermal and mechanical properties of epoxy nanocomposite (pages 2284–2291)

      Ivan Brnardić, Miroslav Huskić, Polona Umek, Alberto Fina and Tamara Holjevac Grgurić

      Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329281

    4. Two-step method for preparation of Al2O3/IF-WS2 nanoparticles composite coating (pages 2292–2297)

      J. Korzekwa, R. Tenne, W. Skoneczny and G. Dercz

      Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329320

    5. Tribological performance of the epoxy-based composite reinforced by WS2 fullerene-like nanoparticles and nanotubes (pages 2298–2306)

      Mark Shneider, Lev Rapoport, Alexey Moshkovich, Hanna Dodiuk, Shmuel Kenig, Reshef Tenne and Alla Zak

      Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329162

    6. Tribological properties of composites of polyamide-6 and nanotubes of MoS2, and nanowires of MoO(3−x) and Mo6S2I8 (pages 2307–2313)

      Johann G. Meier, Aleš Mrzel, Margarita Canales, Pilar Gonzalvo and Noelia Alcala

      Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329359

    7. Friction properties of polyvinylidene fluoride with added MoS2 nanotubes (pages 2314–2319)

      Maja Remskar, Janez Jelenc, Bojana Visic, Ana Varlec, Maja Cesarek and Andrej Krzan

      Version of Record online: 24 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329325

    8. Influence of inorganic nanoparticles on the glass transitions of polyurea elastomers (pages 2320–2327)

      Marius Reinecker, Armin Fuith, Viktor Soprunyuk, Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer, Aleš Mrzel, Renato Torre and Wilfried Schranz

      Version of Record online: 3 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329317

    9. Effect of inorganic 1D nanoparticles on electrooptic properties of 5CB liquid crystal (pages 2328–2334)

      Denis Rajh, Sergii Shelestiuk, Alenka Mertelj, Aleš Mrzel, Polona Umek, Silvia Irusta, Alla Zak and Irena Drevenšek-Olenik

      Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329363

    10. Microscopic and spectroscopic investigation of MoS2 nanotubes/P3HT nanocomposites (pages 2335–2340)

      Ana Varlec, Shehab A. Mansour, Tiziana Di Luccio, Carmela Borriello, Annalisa Bruno, Janez Jelenc, Bojana Visic and Maja Remskar

      Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329357

    11. Nanocomposites of polyaniline and titania nanoparticles for gas sensors (pages 2341–2347)

      Pavol Kunzo, Peter Lobotka, Eva Kovacova, Kiriaki Chrissopoulou, Lambros Papoutsakis, Spiros H. Anastasiadis, Zuzana Krizanova and Ivo Vavra

      Version of Record online: 25 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329289

    12. Ultrasonic properties of composites of polymers and inorganic nanoparticles (pages 2348–2352)

      Vytautas Samulionis, Šarūnas Svirskas, Jūras Banys, Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer, Seow Jecg Chin and Tony McNally

      Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329294

    13. Regular contributions

      Photoelectric properties of a novel MEH-PPV/F16ZnPc heterojunction (pages 2353–2358)

      Justyna Szostak, Ryszard Signerski and Jan Godlewski

      Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329344

    14. Thermoelectric properties of Sb-doped Mg2Si0.59Sn0.41 solid solutions (pages 2359–2363)

      Zhengliang Du, Jiaolin Cui, Tiejun Zhu and Xinbing Zhao

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329185

    15. Micro-Raman study on chirped InGaAs–InAlAs superlattices (pages 2364–2368)

      Yongzheng Hu, Lijun Wang, Fengqi Liu, Jinchuan Zhang, Junqi Liu and Zhanguo Wang

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330002

    16. Study of the crystal structure, band gap and dispersion evolution in titanium oxide thin films (pages 2374–2378)

      Fan Zhang, Rong-Jun Zhang, Yu-Xiang Zheng, Zi-Jie Xu, Dong-Xu Zhang, Zi-Yi Wang, Ji-Ping Xu, Song-You Wang and Liang-Yao Chen

      Version of Record online: 12 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329236

    17. Transient thermal characteristics related to catastrophic optical damage in high power AlGaAs/GaAs laser diodes (pages 2379–2383)

      Yanbin Qiao, Shiwei Feng, Cong Xiong, Hui Zhu, Xiaoyu Ma and Yuan Yue

      Version of Record online: 12 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329029

    18. Effect of annealing temperature on the properties of spray deposited Cu2SnS3 thin films (pages 2384–2390)

      U. Chalapathi, Y. Jayasree, S. Uthanna and V. Sundara Raja

      Version of Record online: 12 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329157

    19. Electrical properties of CuI films prepared by spin coating (pages 2395–2398)

      Shota Inudo, Masao Miyake and Tetsuji Hirato

      Version of Record online: 13 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329319

    20. Structural, electrical, and optical properties of Zn1−xSnxO thin films deposited by reactive co-sputtering (pages 2404–2408)

      Fan Ye, Xue Zhong, Xing-Min Cai, Long-Biao Huang, V. A. L. Roy, Shou-Yong Jing, Dong-Ping Zhang, Ping Fan, Jing-Ting Luo and Xiao-Qing Tian

      Version of Record online: 13 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329266

    21. Lowering of growth temperature of epitaxial InN by superlattice matched intermediate layers (pages 2409–2415)

      Malleswararao Tangi, Arpan De and S. M. Shivaprasad

      Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329345

    22. Analysis of energy states of two-dimensional electron gas taking into account the nonparabolicity of the conduction band (pages 2423–2430)

      Yui Nishio, Takahiro Tange, Naomi Hirayama, Tsutomu Iida and Yoshifumi Takanashi

      Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329259

    23. White light emission from alternating current organic light-emitting devices using high frequency color-mixing (pages 2439–2444)

      Markus Fröbel, Ajay Perumal, Tobias Schwab, Cornelius Fuchs, Karl Leo and Malte C. Gather

      Version of Record online: 21 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330097

    24. Excimer laser doping using highly doped silicon nanoparticles (pages 2456–2462)

      Martin Meseth, Bernd Christian Kunert, Lucas Bitzer, Frederik Kunze, Sebastian Meyer, Fabian Kiefer, Martin Dehnen, Hans Orthner, Nils Petermann, Malin Kummer, Hartmut Wiggers, Nils-Peter Harder, Niels Benson and Roland Schmechel

      Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329012

    25. Influence of entire glow-curve structure of quartz on MATAC of its 110 °C TL glow peak (pages 2463–2470)

      Ebenezer O. Oniya, George S. Polymeris, Nnamdi N. Jibiri, Nestor C. Tsirliganis, Israel A. Babalola and George Kitis

      Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329177

    26. The effect of multisubstitution on the thermoelectric properties of chalcogenide-based Cu2.1Zn0.9Sn1−xInxSe4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.1) (pages 2471–2478)

      Raju Chetty, Matthias Falmbigl, Peter Rogl, Patrick Heinrich, Esmaeil Royanian, Ernst Bauer, Satyam Suwas and Ramesh Chandra Mallik

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329264

    27. Temperature and injection current dependent optical and thermal characteristics of InGaN-based green large-area light-emitting diodes (pages 2479–2484)

      Soo Hyun Lee, Hee Kwan Lee, Sungbum Bae, Jongbae Kim, Sung-Bock Kim and Jae Su Yu

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228256

    28. Spatial heterogeneity of piezoelectric properties in fatigued lead zirconate titanate ceramics (pages 2485–2490)

      Yong Zhang, Liang Ma, Xiangrong Wang, Baohua Wen, Xiaolin Liu and Ivan Baturin

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228864

    29. Influence of carbon-nanotube diameters on composite dielectric properties (pages 2491–2498)

      Jan Macutkevic, Polina Kuzhir, Alesya Paddubskaya, Mikhail Shuba, Juras Banys, Sergey Maksimenko, Vladimir L. Kuznetsov, Ilya N. Mazov and Dmitriy V. Krasnikov

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329254

    30. Interfacial reaction induced strain relaxation in Hf-silicate film on strained Si0.7Ge0.3 (001) as a function of annealing temperature (pages 2499–2502)

      Dae-Kyoung Kim, Yu Seon Kang, Hang Kyu Kang, Mann-Ho Cho, Dae Hong Ko, Sun Young Lee, Dong Chan Kim, Chang Soo Kim and Jung Hye Seo

      Version of Record online: 28 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329113

    31. Analysis and modeling of localized faceting on 4H-SiC epilayer surfaces (pages 2503–2509)

      Lin Dong, Guosheng Sun, Liu Zheng, Xingfang Liu, Feng Zhang, Guoguo Yan, Lixin Tian, Xiguang Li and Zhanguo Wang

      Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201329204

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      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370074

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