physica status solidi (a)

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February 2014

Volume 211, Issue 2

Pages 241–523

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      CVD precursors for transition metal oxide nanostructures: molecular properties, surface behavior and temperature effects (Phys. Status Solidi A 2∕2014)

      Gloria Tabacchi, Ettore Fois, Davide Barreca and Alberto Gasparotto

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470209

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      The molecular origin of the behavior of a class of transition metal complexes, attractive as sources for the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of metal/metal oxide nanomaterials, is unraveled by integrated modeling studies. In the paper on pp. 251–259, Tabacchi et al. show how the metal center affects the properties of a series of β-diketonate-diamine metal complexes (M = Fe, Co, Cu, Zn), by focusing on the growth-temperature influence on the first molecular activation stages. A key milestone of the present work is the observation of hot-surface induced molecular rolling for Zn(hfa)2TMEDA, the complex with the most symmetric coordination polyhedron in the gas phase. Such a rolling motion occurs at temperatures even lower than those normally adopted in CVD processes and causes rearrangement of the ligands around the metal center. Variations in the behavior of different metal complexes might be at the origin of different decomposition pathways at the growth surface, enabling thus to shed light on the molecule-to-material conversion processes and to tailor the initial nucleation stages of the target nanomaterials by design.

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      The improved piezoelectric properties of ZnO nanorods with oxygen plasma treatment on the single layer graphene coated polymer substrate (Phys. Status Solidi A 2∕2014)

      Mushtaque Hussain, Mazhar Ali Abbasi, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Omer Nur and Magnus Willander

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470210

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      Since the introduction of graphene, scientists and researchers are trying hard to fabricate devices by exploiting the unique properties of graphene. Therefore in the study by Hussain et al. (pp. 455–459) the hybrid of single-layer graphene on PET substrate and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods (NRs) has been utilized for developing efficient piezoelectric nanogenerators with improved performance. The improvement was observed after post-growth oxygen plasma treatment that might reduce the oxygen vacancies. This in turn will lead to improve the crystalline quality of the ZnO NRs and reduce point defects in the NRs as well. The improvement of the piezoelectric effect was about 57% compared to as-grown ZnO NRs. This improvement has also been observed when comparing cathodoluminescence (CL) spectra of the different NRs: the CL spectra of both cases indicate that the UV emission of the postgrowth oxygen plasma treated NRs has increased compared to the as-grown NRs, and the defect-assisted CL emission was decreased. This together with the improvement of the piezoelectric output of the post-growth oxygen plasma treated NRs indicate the filling of the oxygen vacancies. These findings imply that oxygen plasma treatment might be used as a scenario to improve the performance of ZnO NRs based piezoelectric nanogenerators.

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      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470211

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      Contents (pages 241–246)

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470212

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    1. Atomic-scale engineering of multifunctional nano-sized materials and films

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      Atomic-scale engineering of multifunctional nano-sized materials and films (pages 249–250)

      Fred Roozeboom, Davide Barreca, Anjana Devi, Harish Parala and Mikko Ritala

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470214

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    1. From precursors to nanomaterials: Modeling, design and development

    2. MOCVD of tungsten nitride thin films: Comparison of precursor performance and film characteristics (pages 260–266)

      Nagendra B. Srinivasan, Tobias B. Thiede, Teresa de los Arcos, Detlef Rogalla, Hans-Werner Becker, Anjana Devi and Roland A. Fischer

      Version of Record online: 13 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330127

    3. Promoting the assembly of carbon onions: An atomistic approach (pages 277–287)

      Bibek Adhikari, Balaji Muthuraman, Christos Mathioudakis and Maria Fyta

      Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330082

    4. Statistical characterization of self-assembled charged nanoparticle structures (pages 288–293)

      G. Zvejnieks, V. N. Kuzovkov and E. A. Kotomin

      Version of Record online: 8 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330053

    5. Heating and melting of plasma-born hydrogenated silicon clusters by reactions with atomic hydrogen (pages 294–300)

      Ha-Linh Thi Le, Nancy C. Forero-Martinez and Holger Vach

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330337

    6. Inorganic nanosystems: Synthesis, characterization and applications

      Study of atomic layer deposited ZrO2 and ZrO2/TiO2 films for resistive switching application (pages 301–309)

      Irina Kärkkänen, Andrey Shkabko, Mikko Heikkilä, Jaakko Niinistö, Mikko Ritala, Markku Leskelä, Susanne Hoffmann-Eifert and Rainer Waser

      Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330034

    7. Synthesis of silicon nanopowder from silane gas by RF thermal plasma (pages 310–315)

      Keun-Soo So, Hyunjun Lee, Tae-Hee Kim, Sooseok Choi and Dong-Wha Park

      Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330059

    8. Tailoring iron(III) oxide nanomorphology by chemical vapor deposition: Growth and characterization (pages 316–322)

      Daniel Peeters, Giorgio Carraro, Chiara Maccato, Harish Parala, Alberto Gasparotto, Davide Barreca, Cinzia Sada, Konstantin Kartaschew, Martina Havenith, Detlef Rogalla, Hans-Werner Becker and Anjana Devi

      Version of Record online: 28 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330079

    9. Temperature-dependent interlayer coupling in Fe3Si/FeSi2 artificial lattices (pages 323–328)

      Ken-ichiro Sakai, Yuta Noda, Daiki Tsumagari, Hiroyuki Deguchi, Kaoru Takeda and Tsuyoshi Yoshitake

      Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330116

    10. Synthesis and characterization of organic and hybrid nanomaterials

      Modeling of the plasmonic properties of DLC-Ag nanocomposite films (pages 329–335)

      Iryna Yaremchuk, Asta Tamulevičienė, Tomas Tamulevičius, Kęstutis Šlapikas, Zigmas Balevičius and Sigitas Tamulevičius

      Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330067

    11. Mechanical and electrical properties of the epoxy composites with graphite nanoplatelets and carbon nanotubes (pages 336–341)

      Ludmila Vovchenko, Oleksandra Lazarenko, Ludmila Matzui, Yulia Perets, Alexander Zhuravkov, Volodymyr Fedorets and Francois Le Normand

      Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330091

    12. Controlled synthesis and characterization of highly ordered core–shell nickel–carbon nanoparticle arrays on the van der Waals surfaces of layered semiconductor crystals (pages 342–350)

      A. P. Bakhtinov, V. M. Vodopyanov, Z. R. Kudrynskyi, M. Z. Kovalyuk, V. V. Netyaga, V. L. Karbivskyy, V. V. Vishniak and O. S. Lytvyn

      Version of Record online: 25 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330081

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    1. Challenges in vapor phase processing and applications of advanced nanomaterials

      Atomic layer deposition of functional films for Li-ion microbatteries (pages 357–367)

      Ola Nilsen, Ville Miikkulainen, Knut B. Gandrud, Erik Østreng, Amund Ruud and Helmer Fjellvåg

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330130

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      Microbatteries are commonly based on the all-solid state concept consisting of thin layers of electroactive materials separated by a solid state electrolyte. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) has an inherent nature to deposit conformal and pin-hole free layers on complex geometrical shapes, an architecture most commonly adopted for microbattery designs. The Feature Article by Nilsen et al. gives an overview of ALD-type deposition processes of functional battery materials, including cathodes, electrolytes, and anodes with the aim of developing all-solid-state batteries. Deposition of Li-containing materials by the ALD technique appears challenging and the status of current efforts is discussed.

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    1. Challenges in vapor phase processing and applications of advanced nanomaterials

      Magnetic force microscopy study of shape engineered FEBID iron nanostructures (pages 368–374)

      Marco Gavagnin, Heinz D. Wanzenboeck, Domagoj Belic, Mostafa M. Shawrav, Anders Persson, Klas Gunnarsson, Peter Svedlindh and Emmerich Bertagnolli

      Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330114

    2. Mask-free prototyping of metal-oxide-semiconductor devices utilizing focused electron beam induced deposition (pages 375–381)

      Mostafa Moonir Shawrav, Heinz D. Wanzenboeck, Domagoj Belic, Marco Gavagnin, Ole Bethge, Markus Schinnerl and Emmerich Bertagnolli

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330133

    3. Modulation of electron barriers between TiNx and oxide insulators (SiO2, Al2O3) using Ti interlayer (pages 382–388)

      Francesca De Stefano, Valeri V. Afanas'ev, Michel Houssa, Ludovic Goux, Karl Opsomer, Małgorzata Jurczak and Andre Stesmans

      Version of Record online: 29 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330210

    4. Influence of stoichiometry on the performance of MIM capacitors from plasma-assisted ALD SrxTiyOz films (pages 389–396)

      N. Aslam, V. Longo, W. Keuning, F. Roozeboom, W. M. M. Kessels, R. Waser and S. Hoffmann-Eifert

      Version of Record online: 9 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330101

    5. Atomic layer deposition of nano-scale structures and thin films

      Atomic layer deposition of ZrO2 for graphene-based multilayer structures: In situ and ex situ characterization of growth process (pages 397–402)

      Aile Tamm, Jekaterina Kozlova, Lauri Aarik, Aleks Aidla, Jun Lu, Alma-Asta Kiisler, Aarne Kasikov, Peeter Ritslaid, Hugo Mändar, Lars Hultman, Väino Sammelselg, Kaupo Kukli and Jaan Aarik

      Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330106

    6. Atomic layer deposition of alumina on γ-Al2O3 nanofibres (pages 403–408)

      Taivo Jõgiaas, Tõnis Arroval, Lauri Kollo, Jekaterina Kozlova, Tanel Käämbre, Hugo Mändar, Aile Tamm, Irina Hussainova and Kaupo Kukli

      Version of Record online: 14 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330083

    7. Atomic layer deposition of scandium-based oxides (pages 409–415)

      Laura Nyns, Judit G. Lisoni, Geert Van den Bosch, Sven Van Elshocht and Jan Van Houdt

      Version of Record online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330080

    8. Electrical and optical properties of TiO2 thin films prepared by plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (pages 416–424)

      Van-Son Dang, Harish Parala, Jin Hyun Kim, Ke Xu, Nagendra B. Srinivasan, Eugen Edengeiser, Martina Havenith, Andreas D. Wieck, Teresa de los Arcos, Roland. A. Fischer and Anjana Devi

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330115

    9. Semiconductor nanostructures towards electronic and optoelectronic device applications

      Optical selection rules and scattering processes in rocksalt wide band gap ZnO (pages 435–439)

      H. W. Kunert, M. Govender, A. G. J. Machatine, B. W. Mwakikunga and P. Niyongabo

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300187

    10. Effect of internal electric field on non-radiative carrier recombination in the strain-balanced InGaAs/GaAsP multiple quantum well solar cells (pages 444–448)

      Atsuhiko Fukuyama, Taketo Aihara, Yuki Yokoyama, Michiya Kojima, Hiromasa Fujii, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Masakazu Sugiyama, Yoshiaki Nakano and Tetsuo Ikari

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300390

    11. Investigation of the factors influencing nanostructure array growth by PLD towards reproducible wafer-scale growth (pages 449–454)

      Vinod E. Sandana, David. J. Rogers, Féréchteh Hosseini Teherani, Philippe Bove and Manijeh Razeghi

      Version of Record online: 14 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300497

    12. The improved piezoelectric properties of ZnO nanorods with oxygen plasma treatment on the single layer graphene coated polymer substrate (pages 455–459)

      Mushtaque Hussain, Mazhar Ali Abbasi, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Omer Nur and Magnus Willander

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300330

    13. Photoresponse of pentacene-based transistors (pages 460–466)

      Fausta Loffredo, Annalisa Bruno, Anna De Girolamo Del Mauro, Immacolata Angelica Grimaldi, Riccardo Miscioscia, Giuseppe Nenna, Giuseppe Pandolfi, Mario Petrosino, Fulvia Villani, Carla Minarini and Antonio Facchetti

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300395

    14. Functional nanowires: synthesis, characterization and applications

      Measuring surface state density and energy distribution in InAs nanowires (pages 473–482)

      Eliezer Halpern, Gilad Cohen, Shahar Gross, Alexander Henning, Max Matok, Andrey V. Kretinin, Hadas Shtrikman and Yossi Rosenwaks

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300302

    15. Structural order in single Co-implanted ZnO nanowires (pages 483–487)

      M. H. Chu, G. Martínez-Criado, J. Segura-Ruiz, S. Geburt and C. Ronning

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300303

    16. Influence of growth temperature on the morphology and luminescence of Ga2O3:Mn nanowires (pages 494–497)

      Alicia Gonzalo, Emilio Nogales, Bianchi Méndez and Javier Piqueras

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300310

    17. Hydrothermal synthesis of lanthanide-doped GdPO4 nanowires and nanoparticles for optical applications (pages 498–503)

      A. Garrido Hernández, D. Boyer, A. Potdevin, G. Chadeyron, A. García Murillo, F. de J. Carrillo Romo and R. Mahiou

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300214

    18. Variable-range hopping conductance in Si whiskers (pages 504–508)

      Anatoly Druzhinin, Ihor Ostrovskii, Yuriy Khoverko, Stepan Nichkalo, Roman Koretskyy and Iurii Kogut

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300162

    19. Interfacial abruptness in axial Si/SiGe heterostructures in nanowires probed by scanning capacitance microscopy (pages 509–513)

      P. Periwal, F. Bassani, G. Patriarche, L. Latu-Romain, V. Brouzet, B. Salem and T. Baron

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300208

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      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470215

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