physica status solidi (b)

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February 2011

Volume 248, Issue 2

Pages 261–503

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    7. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
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    1. Front Cover: Excitation density, diffusion-drift, and proportionality in scintillators (Phys. Status Solidi B 2/2011)

      R. T. Williams, Joel Q. Grim, Qi Li, K. B. Ucer and W. W. Moses

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201190002

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      The front cover image points to the Feature Article by Williams et al. (pp. 426–438). A gamma ray interacting with a solid launches a cascade of high energy electrons whose ionization tracks may be considered roughly gaussian cylinders of about 3 nm initial radius, depicted by the red inner cylinder (where the electron moves from left to right). Carriers with different mobilities are separated in the strong radial gradient of excitation density n, more so in the beginning than end of the track due to drift confinement. Nonlinear quenching of excitons by dipole–dipole transfer competes on a picosecond time scale with diffusion to reduce electron–hole density in the track, reducing the luminescent yield in a scintillator by different amounts depending on position along the track. Variation of local light yield along the track results in a fundamental limitation on the energy resolution of a radiation detector called nonproportionality. In this article, luminescence quenching dependence on excitation density is measured by a sub-ps band-gap laser pulse, illustrated here by the streak camera display. The measured rate constants for nonlinear quenching are used in a numerical model of competing diffusion and quenching to examine trends underlying nonproportional light yield in CsI:Tl.

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    1. Inside Back Cover: Quantum-dot excitons in nanostructured environments (Phys. Status Solidi B 2/2011)

      Jørn M. Hvam, Søren Stobbe and Peter Lodahl

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201190003

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      In their Feature Article on pp. 375–383, Hvam, Stobbe and Lodahl discuss how the spontaneous emission from quantumdot (QD) excitons is influenced by the environment in which the QD is placed. Carefully chosen and well controlled nanostructured environments are in the first place used to determine fundamental QD-exciton parameters. Secondly, it is shown how the environment can be designed to enhance and control the emission. The cover figure illustrates the control of a QD single-photon emission into a photonic crystal membrane waveguide (artist's view).

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    1. Back Cover: Accuracy of quantum Monte Carlo methods for point defects in solids (Phys. Status Solidi B 2/2011)

      William D. Parker, John W. Wilkins and Richard G. Hennig

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201190004

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      Quantum Monte Carlo approaches such as the diffusion Monte Carlo (DMC) method are among the most accurate many-body methods for extended systems. Their scaling makes them well suited for defect calculations in solids. Parker, Wilkins and Hennig (pp. 267–274) review the various approximations needed for DMC calculations of solids and the results of previous DMC calculations for point defects. They present estimates of how approximations affect the accuracy of calculations for self-interstitial formation energies in silicon. As shown on the cover image, including the corrections for the approximations yields DMC values for the X, T and H interstitial defects in silicon on par with the GW and hybrid-functional DFT (HSE) calculations. This Feature Article is part af the article series “Advanced Calculations for Defects in Solids – Electronic Structure Methods” (guest edited by A. Alkauskas, P. Deák, J. Neugebauer, A. Pasquarello, and C. G. Van de Walle) which is being published in the issues of physica status solidi (b) during 2011.

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    1. Issue Information

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201190005

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    1. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss (page 266)

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201140808

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    1. Article series: Advanced Calculations for Defects in Solids - Electronic Structure Methods

      Accuracy of quantum Monte Carlo methods for point defects in solids (pages 267–274)

      William D. Parker, John W. Wilkins and Richard G. Hennig

      Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046149

    2. Electronic properties of interfaces and defects from many-body perturbation theory: Recent developments and applications (pages 275–289)

      M. Giantomassi, M. Stankovski, R. Shaltaf, M. Grüning, F. Bruneval, P. Rinke and G.-M. Rignanese

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046094

  8. Dedication

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    1. Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces in Materials Science

      Dedication (page 291)

      Dieter Schmeißer

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201140809

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    1. Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces in Materials Science

    2. Field effect transistors on graphitized polymer surfaces (pages 299–308)

      Y. Koval, I. Lazareva, P. Müller, K. Müller, K. Henkel and D. Friedrich

      Version of Record online: 4 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046455

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    1. Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces in Materials Science

      Resonant photoemission shake-up satellites from semiconductors with shallow 3d and 4d core levels (pages 309–313)

      Andreas Klein, Bastian Siepchen, Bettina Späth, Eric Mankel, Thomas Mayer and Wolfram Jaegermann

      Version of Record online: 1 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046272

    2. Electronic conductivity of Ce0.8Gd0.2−xPrxO2−δ and influence of added CoO (pages 314–322)

      Kerstin Schmale, Mariano Grünebaum, Martin Janssen, Stefan Baumann, Falk Schulze-Küppers and Hans-Dieter Wiemhöfer

      Version of Record online: 7 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046365

    3. Characterization of group II hafnates and zirconates for metal–insulator–metal capacitors (pages 323–326)

      Grzegorz Lupina, Olaf Seifarth, Piotr Dudek, Grzegorz Kozlowski, Jarek Dabrowski, Hans-Jürgen Thieme, Gunther Lippert, Thomas Schroeder and Hans-Joachim Müssig

      Version of Record online: 17 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046456

    4. Electronic and morphological properties of the electrochemically prepared step bunched silicon (111) surface (pages 361–369)

      K. Skorupska, Ch. Pettenkofer, S. Sadewasser, F. Streicher, W. Haiss and H. J. Lewerenz

      Version of Record online: 17 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046454

    5. Scanning thermal microscopy: A nanoprobe technique for studying the thermal properties of nanocomponents (pages 370–374)

      Grzegorz Wielgoszewski, Przemysław Sulecki, Teodor Gotszalk, Paweł Janus, Piotr Grabiec, Michael Hecker, Yvonne Ritz and Ehrenfried Zschech

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201046614

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    1. Quantum confined excitons and low-dimensional systems

      Quantum-dot excitons in nanostructured environments (pages 375–383)

      Jørn M. Hvam, Søren Stobbe and Peter Lodahl

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000634

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    1. Quantum confined excitons and low-dimensional systems

    2. Exciton spin dynamics in CdTe/ZnTe quantum structures (pages 389–392)

      Shinichi Tomimoto, Shinsuke Nozawa, Yoshikazu Terai, Shinji Kuroda, Kôki Takita and Yasuaki Masumoto

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000805

    3. Excitonic processes in organics and light harvesting complexes

    4. The dependence of excitation energy transfer pathways on conjugation length of carotenoids in purple bacterial photosynthetic antennae (pages 403–407)

      Satoshi Maruta, Daisuke Kosumi, Tomoko Horibe, Ritsuko Fujii, Mitsuru Sugisaki, Richard J. Cogdell and Hideki Hashimoto

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000687

    5. Excitonic photoluminescence, electroluminescence and organic light emitters

      Light emission from SrTiO3 (pages 416–421)

      Yoshihiko Kanemitsu and Yasuhiro Yamada

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000643

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    1. Laser materials, detectors and scintillators

      Excitation density, diffusion-drift, and proportionality in scintillators (pages 426–438)

      R. T. Williams, Joel Q. Grim, Qi Li, K. B. Ucer and W. W. Moses

      Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000610

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    1. Laser materials, detectors and scintillators

    2. Optical and scintillation properties of Pr3+-doped Ca3(BO3)2 single crystals (pages 444–447)

      Y. Fujimoto, T. Yanagida, Y. Yokota, N. Kawaguchi, K. Fukuda, D. Totsuka, K. Watanabe, A. Yamazaki, V. Chani and A. Yoshikawa

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000635

    3. Excitons in molecular aggregates and bulk, and plasmonic phenomena

    4. Room temperature degenerate four-wave mixing in CuCl thin films (pages 456–459)

      Masayoshi Ichimiya, Keita Mochizuki, Masaaki Ashida, Hideki Yasuda, Hajime Ishihara and Tadashi Itoh

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000813

    5. Exciton polaritons in ZnO microcavities with different active layer thicknesses (pages 460–463)

      Toshiki Kawase, DaeGwi Kim, Kenichi Miyazaki and Masaaki Nakayama

      Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000620

    6. Bound biexciton luminescence in nitrogen δ-doped GaAs (pages 464–467)

      Yukihiro Harada, Osamu Kojima, Takashi Kita and Osamu Wada

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000653

    7. Photovoltaic, multi-exciton complexes and nonlinear phenomena

    8. Study on electrical properties of Si quantum dots based materials (pages 472–476)

      Dong Lin, Linzhi Ma, Gavin Conibeer and Ivan Perez-Wurfl

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000676

    9. Photo-induced transitions, terahertz measurements and processes in graphene, carbon nanotubes and diamond

    10. Photo-induced phase switching dynamics in RbMn[Fe(CN)6] probed by accumulation free mid-infrared spectroscopy (pages 491–494)

      Akifumi Asahara, Makoto Nakajima, Ryo Fukaya, Hiroko Tokoro, Shin-ichi Ohkoshi and Tohru Suemoto

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201000693

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      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201140810

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