physica status solidi (a)

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February 2013

Volume 210, Issue 2

Pages 233–431

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      Front Cover: Structural stratification of Sr1 − xCaxRuO3 thin films: Influence of aging process (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2013)

      Marcin Młynarczyk, Krzysztof Szot, Ulrich Poppe, Uwe Breuer, Shaobo Mi, Bronisław Psiuk, Edward A. Görlich, Krzysztof Tomala and Rainer Waser

      Article first published online: 15 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201390003

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      Ruthenates represent an attractive field of investigation both due to their physical properties (electric conductivity, superconductivity, magnetism – often unconventional) and for their possible technical applications. The heterogeneous in-depth profile of the thin films is extremely important in the fabrication of nanodevices, especially those based on ultra-thin layers. Młynarczyk et al. (pp. 239–254) systematically investigate structural features of epitaxial Sr1 − xCaxRuO3 thin films grown on SrTiO3 and LaAlO3 substrates with the use of high-pressure dc-sputtering. The series of samples were characterized with a number of complementary methods: X-ray diffraction, Rutherford back-scattering, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, atomic force microscopy, and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy were used to characterize both in-depth and lateral structure features. Possible applications of Sr1 − xCaxRuO3 thin films are largely determined by their thermal and chemical instability. Excessive process of aging was observed for the samples prepared with high pressure dc-sputtering stored under normal conditions. Progressive stoichiometry instability at the surface layer in a presence of adsorbates should be noted as it significantly limits potential applications of these thin films.

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      Back Cover: Solar cell efficiency enhancement via light trapping in printable resonant dielectric nanosphere arrays (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2013)

      Jonathan Grandidier, Raymond A. Weitekamp, Michael G. Deceglie, Dennis M. Callahan, Corsin Battaglia, Colton R. Bukowsky, Christophe Ballif, Robert H. Grubbs and Harry A. Atwater

      Article first published online: 15 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201390004

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      Resonant dielectric structures are a promising platform for addressing the key challenge of light trapping in thin-film solar cells. Grandidier et al. (pp. 255–260) experimentally and theoretically demonstrate efficiency enhancements in solar cells from dielectric nanosphere arrays. Two distinct amorphous silicon photovoltaic architectures were improved using this versatile light-trapping platform. In one structure, the colloidal monolayer couples light into the absorber in the near-field acting as a photonic crystal light-trapping element. In the other, it acts in the far-field as a graded index antireflection coating to further improve a cell which already included a state-of-the-art random light-trapping texture to achieve a conversion efficiency over 11%.

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      Article first published online: 15 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201390005

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      Contents: (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2013) (pages 233–236)

      Article first published online: 15 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201322706

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    1. Structural stratification of Sr1 − xCaxRuO3 thin films: Influence of aging process (pages 239–254)

      Marcin Młynarczyk, Krzysztof Szot, Ulrich Poppe, Uwe Breuer, Shaobo Mi, Bronisław Psiuk, Edward A. Görlich, Krzysztof Tomala and Rainer Waser

      Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228217

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      Solar cell efficiency enhancement via light trapping in printable resonant dielectric nanosphere arrays (pages 255–260)

      Jonathan Grandidier, Raymond A. Weitekamp, Michael G. Deceglie, Dennis M. Callahan, Corsin Battaglia, Colton R. Bukowsky, Christophe Ballif, Robert H. Grubbs and Harry A. Atwater

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228690

    3. Structural and optical properties of phase-change amorphous and crystalline Ge1 − xTex (0 < x < 1) thin films (pages 267–275)

      Jun-Woo Park, Misun Song, Seokhyun Yoon, Hyungkwang Lim, Doo Seok Jeong, Byung-ki Cheong and Hosun Lee

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228555

    4. Deposition temperature dependence of titanium oxide thin films grown by remote-plasma atomic layer deposition (pages 276–284)

      Jaesang Lee, Seung Jae Lee, Won Bae Han, Heeyoung Jeon, Jingyu Park, Woochool Jang, Chong Seung Yoon and Hyeongtag Jeon

      Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228671

    5. Effect of TMGa preflow on the properties of high temperature AlN layers grown on sapphire (pages 285–290)

      Ronny Kirste, Markus R. Wagner, Christian Nenstiel, Frank Brunner, Markus Weyers and Axel Hoffmann

      Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228506

    6. Structural and optical properties of vacuum-deposited ZnS nanostructures (pages 291–296)

      D. Kurbatov, A. Opanasyuk, D. Sofronov and H. Khlyap

      Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228499

    7. Electrodeposition of In2O3 thin films from a dimethylsulfoxide based electrolytic solution (pages 297–305)

      R. Henríquez, E. Muñoz, E. A. Dalchiele, R. E. Marotti, F. Martín, D. Leinen, J. R. Ramos-Barrado and H. Gómez

      Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228534

    8. Comparative surface studies of oxygen passivated FeCo nanoparticles and thin films (pages 306–310)

      G. Hassnain Jaffari, H. Lin, A. K. Rumaiz, Emre Yassitepe, C. Ni and S. Ismat Shah

      Article first published online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228540

    9. Electrical resistivity of transparent metal nanomesh electrodes (pages 327–334)

      Tsutomu Nakanishi, Akira Fujimoto, Ryota Kitagawa, Kumi Masunaga, Kenji Nakamura, Eishi Tsutsumi and Koji Asakawa

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228481

    10. Light scattering by a metallic nanoparticle coated with a nematic liquid crystal (pages 335–340)

      Vassilios Yannopapas, Nikolaos Fytas, Vicky Kyrimi, Efthymios Kallos, Alexandros G. Vanakaras and Demetri J. Photinos

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228489

    11. Radial n–i–p structure silicon nanowire-based solar cells on flexible stainless steel substrates (pages 341–344)

      Xiaobing Xie, Xiangbo Zeng, Ping Yang, Hao Li, Jingyan Li, Xiaodong Zhang and Qiming Wang

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228595

    12. Simplistic approach for in situ generation of ZnS quantum dots in polyphenylene sulphide matrix via chalcogen enriched solid–solid reaction technique (pages 345–348)

      Narendra Rumale, Sudhir Arbuj, Govind Umarji, Manish Shinde, Uttam Mulik, Anuj Pokle and Dinesh Amalnerkar

      Article first published online: 26 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228398

    13. Photoconducting nanocomposite films of PbS nanocrystals in insulating polystyrene (pages 356–360)

      T. K. Chaudhuri, A. J. Kothari, D. Tiwari and A. Ray

      Article first published online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228566

    14. Multiphonon ionization of traps formed in hafnium oxide by electrical stress (pages 361–366)

      A. L. Danilyuk, D. B. Migas, M. A. Danilyuk, V. E. Borisenko, X. Wu, N. Raghavan and K. L. Pey

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228083

    15. Raman spectroscopy of core/shell silicon nanowires grown on different substrates (pages 373–377)

      M. Khorasaninejad, M. M. Adachi, J. Walia, K. S. Karim and S. S. Saini

      Article first published online: 12 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228235

    16. Morphology and luminescent properties of BaMgAl10O17:Eu2+ phosphor synthesized by a hydrothermal homogeneous precipitation method (pages 378–382)

      Zhan Hui Zhang, Li Chen, Qian Hong Gan, Qiao Tian, Chang Lian Chen and Zhi Liang Huang

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228264

    17. Effects of low energy e-beam irradiation on cathodoluminescence from GaN (pages 383–385)

      S. Suihkonen, H. Nykänen, T. Tanikawa, M. Yamaguchi, Y. Honda and H. Amano

      Article first published online: 4 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228457

    18. Fe valence fluctuations and magnetoelastic coupling in Pb-based multiferroics perovskites (pages 386–390)

      Barbara Fraygola, Alexandre Mesquita, Adelino A. Coelho, Ducinei Garcia, Valmor R. Mastelaro and Jose A. Eiras

      Article first published online: 22 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228376

    19. Effect of conducting polymer layer on microwave absorption properties of BaFe12O19[BOND]TiO2 composite (pages 395–402)

      O. Akman, Z. Durmus, H. Kavas, B. Aktas, U. Kurtan, A. Baykal and H. Sözeri

      Article first published online: 30 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228498

    20. Preparation, material analysis, and morphology of Cr2 − xTixO3 + z for gas sensors (pages 403–407)

      Carolin Peter, Janosch Kneer, Katrin Schmitt, André Eberhardt and Jürgen Wöllenstein

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228424

    21. Enhanced efficiency and reduced roll-off in white organic light-emitting diodes based on two ultra-thin emitting layers (pages 408–412)

      Jianning Yu, Hong Lin, Liang Tong, Chong Li, Hao Zhang, Jianhua Zhang, Zixing Wang and Bin Wei

      Article first published online: 12 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228509

    22. Fabrication of fast and sensitive IR-detectors based on PbS quantum dots passivated by organic ligands (pages 420–424)

      S. Miri, A. Rostami, M. Dolatyari, H. Baghban, H. Rasooli and E. Amini

      Article first published online: 21 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228733

    23. Design parameters for nanowire-planar tandem solar cells (pages 425–429)

      Andrew P. Foster and Luke R. Wilson

      Article first published online: 4 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228372

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      Article first published online: 15 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201322708

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