physica status solidi (a)

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June 2013

Volume 210, Issue 6

Pages 1041–1236

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      Heterogeneous integration of hexagonal boron nitride on bilayer quasi-free-standing epitaxial graphene and its impact on electrical transport properties (Phys. Status Solidi A 6/2013)

      Matthew J. Hollander, Ashish Agrawal, Michael S. Bresnehan, Michael LaBella, Kathleen A. Trumbull, Randal Cavalero, David W. Snyder, Suman Datta and Joshua A. Robinson

      Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370034

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      In recent years, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) has gained interest as a material for use in graphene electronics due to its unique properties and the possibility for enhanced carrier transport compared to conventional dielectric materials on graphene. In this issue, researchers at the Pennsylvania State University have studied the integration of h-BN with epitaxial graphene on SiC for the first time, showing improved transport by 2x. They utilize temperature and carrier density dependent scattering models in order to understand the source of this enhanced transport and to show the unique challenges for graphene on SiC due to the presence of step-edges. Read more on pages 1062–1070. The front cover graphics show a height map of a graphene Hall cross, displaying the presence of step-edges in the substrate (center) over top of a Raman map showing the 2D peak full width half max and indicating the presence of bilayer and multi-layer graphene (background).

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      Parametric study of seed-layer formation for low-temperature hydrothermal growth of highly oriented ZnO films on glass substrates (Phys. Status Solidi A 6/2013)

      Matejka Podlogar, Damjan Vengust, Jacob J. Richardson, Martin Strojnik, Matjaž Mazaj, Gregor Trefalt, Nina Daneu, Aleksander Rečnik and Slavko Bernik

      Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370035

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      The scientific community is seeking alternatives for indium-tinoxide (ITO) films, which presently dominate the transparent conducting film (TCF) technology. By exploiting the basic principles of crystal growth in geometrically constrained conditions researchers from Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) manufactured highly transparent (82%) and conductive (100 Ω/sq) ZnO films. With optimization of the seed-layer in accordance with the spatially confined oriented growth (SCOG) mechanism they achieve highly oriented transparent and conductive ZnO films on simple glass substrates following a low-temperature hydrothermal method. Read more on pp. 1083–1092. The photograph on the cover shows a ZnO fl ower grown from a seed-layer dot which was ink-jet printed on a glass substrate and beside is a schematically presented growth of ZnO film. (The SEM image was recorded using a JEOL JSM-7600F microscope by Matejka Podlogar, illustration of ZnO film growth was drawn by Aleksander Recčnik andcover was graphically designed by Aljaž Iveković.)

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      Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370036

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      Contents (pages 1041–1045)

      Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370037

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    1. Toward indium-free optoelectronic devices: Dielectric/metal/dielectric alternative transparent conductive electrode in organic photovoltaic cells (pages 1047–1061)

      L. Cattin, J. C. Bernède and M. Morsli

      Article first published online: 2 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228089

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      This Feature Article presents the state-of-the-art concerning the dielectric/metal/dielectric structures and their application as transparent electrodes in organic photovoltaic cells. The properties of these structures depend on the thickness of the different layers. The threshold thickness value of the metal film is around 10 nm, where the structures commute from an insulating to a highly conductive state. The transmittance of the films increases when the metal thickness increases up to the percolation thickness, while a further increase induces a transmittance decrease. Finally, the nature and the thickness of the dielectric layers can be chosen as a function of the device properties requested, OLEDs, organic photovoltaic cells.

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      Heterogeneous integration of hexagonal boron nitride on bilayer quasi-free-standing epitaxial graphene and its impact on electrical transport properties (pages 1062–1070)

      Matthew J. Hollander, Ashish Agrawal, Michael S. Bresnehan, Michael LaBella, Kathleen A. Trumbull, Randal Cavalero, David W. Snyder, Suman Datta and Joshua A. Robinson

      Article first published online: 22 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228683

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      The effects of hexagonal boron nitride on electrical transport properties of bilayer quasi-free-standing epitaxial graphene are investigated and compared to the high-k dielectric HfO2. Modeling is used to explain the effect of substrate step-edge density and charged impurities introduced by the dielectric overlayers on transport properties, showing that reducing step-edges and use of boron nitride can lead to >5 × increase in mobility.

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    1. Quantum effects in silicon for photovoltaic applications (pages 1071–1075)

      P. Ingenhoven, A. Anopchenko, A. Tengattini, D. Gandolfi, F. Sgrignuoli, G. Pucker, Y. Jestin, L. Pavesi and R. Balboni

      Article first published online: 8 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201200939

    2. Parametric study of seed-layer formation for low-temperature hydrothermal growth of highly oriented ZnO films on glass substrates (pages 1083–1092)

      Matejka Podlogar, Damjan Vengust, Jacob J. Richardson, Martin Strojnik, Matjaž Mazaj, Gregor Trefalt, Nina Daneu, Aleksander Rečnik and Slavko Bernik

      Article first published online: 21 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228757

    3. Highly enhanced luminescence of SrSi2O2N2:Eu2+ phosphors by Mg2+ substitution and their application in pc-LED (pages 1093–1097)

      Sun-Hee Lee, Kwang-Bok Kim, Jong-Moon Kim, Yong-Kwang Jeong and Jun-Gill Kang

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228773

    4. Charge transport in nanoparticle chains influenced by stabilizer molecules (pages 1107–1114)

      Leonid V. Govor, Gottfried H. Bauer, Günter Reiter and Jürgen Parisi

      Article first published online: 18 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228700

    5. Photoluminescence of X-ray irradiated CdSe nanocrystals embedded in dielectric matrices (pages 1115–1120)

      M. V. Prymak, Yu. M. Azhniuk, V. V. Zvenigorodsky, V. M. Krasilinets, O. E. Rayevska, O. L. Stroyuk, A. V. Gomonnai and D. R. T. Zahn

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228793

    6. Degradation behavior of hydrogenated amorphous/microcrystalline silicon tandem solar cells (pages 1137–1142)

      Z. Wang, H. Zhu, J. Gao, F. Guan, J. Ni, Y. Wang, J. Yin, L. Lan, Y. Bai, Q. Pan, Y. Ma, X. Sun, M. Wan and Y. Huang

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228658

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    1. Study of silicon thin film solar cells with different back-reflectors (pages 1143–1148)

      H. Zhu, Y. Huang, Y. Mai, Y. Wang, J. Yin, Y. Feng, T. He, J. Gao, Z. Wang, L. Lan, J. Ni, F. Guan, Y. Bai, Y. Ma and M. Wan

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228660

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    1. The combination of two p-doped layers for improving the hole current of organic light-emitting diodes (pages 1157–1162)

      Lei Chen, Dashan Qin, Yuhuan Chen, Guifang Li, Mingxia Wang and Dayan Ban

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228514

    2. Influence of Mg-doping on the optical properties of ZnO thin films prepared via electrochemical deposition (pages 1163–1170)

      Hongtao Shi, Cristhyan F. Alfaro, Kalie R. Barrera, Timothy L. Hessong and Stephanie R. Halbert

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228569

    3. Improvement of the oxidation interface in an AlGaAs/AlxOy waveguide structure by using a GaAs/AlAs superlattice (pages 1171–1177)

      Jinyan Song, Sophie Bouchoule, Gilles Patriarche, Elisabeth Galopin, Alejandro M. Yacomotti, Edmond Cambril, Qingli Kou, David Troadec, Jian-Jun He and Jean-Christophe Harmand

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228770

    4. Effect of MoO3-doped PTCDA as buffer layer on the performance of CuPc/C60 solar cells (pages 1178–1182)

      Min Guan, Guohua Cao, Xinbo Chu, Yang Zhang, Xingfang Liu and Yiping Zeng

      Article first published online: 7 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228597

    5. Thermoelectric properties of Ce-doped n-type CexBi2 − xTe2.7Se0.3 nanocomposites (pages 1183–1189)

      Fang Wu, Hongzhang Song, Jianfeng Jia, Feng Gao, Yingjiu Zhang and Xing Hu

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228589

    6. Capped and coupled Fe3O4/TiO2 nanopowder systems fabricated by sol–gel and a nonthermal method (pages 1190–1194)

      Mohammad Niyaifar, Ahmad Hasanpour, Hory Mohammadpour and Jamshid Amighian

      Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228640

    7. Influence of magnetic correlations on low-field magnetoresistance in La2/3Sr1/3MnO3/SrTiO3 composites (pages 1195–1200)

      Yan-kun Tang, Xue-feng Ge, Xiao-fei Si, Wen-juan Zhao, Yu Wang, Shuai Dong, Ya Zhai, Yu Sui, Wen-Hui Su and C. C. Almasan

      Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228538

    8. Heat treatment and substrate dependant properties of titania thin films with high copper loading (pages 1201–1212)

      Urmas Joost, Rainer Pärna, Meeri Lembinen, Kathriin Utt, Ilmar Kink, Meeri Visnapuu and Vambola Kisand

      Article first published online: 25 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228751

    9. Ultralow electron mobility of an individual Cu-doped ZnO nanowire (pages 1217–1220)

      Xiaokai Jia, Hongjun Xu, Jingyun Gao, Xiaoning Jia, Huichao Zhu and Dapeng Yu

      Article first published online: 4 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228531

    10. Preparation and characterization of superhard AlB2-type WB2 nanocomposite coatings (pages 1221–1227)

      Chunlei Jiang, Zhiliang Pei, Yanming Liu, Jinquan Xiao, Jun Gong and Chao Sun

      Article first published online: 4 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228828

    11. Ceramic lasers

      Yb:YAG ceramics application for high energy cryogenic disk amplifier development (pages 1232–1234)

      Evgeny Perevezentsev, Ivan Mukhin, Olga Vadimova, Oleg Palashov, Efim Khazanov, Dewei Luo, Jian Zhang and Dingyuan Tang

      Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300017

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      Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201370039

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