physica status solidi (b)

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May 2014

Volume 251, Issue 5

Pages 913–1103

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      Enhanced Debye level in nano Zn1+xSb, FeSb2, and NiSb: Nuclear inelastic spectroscopy on121 Sb (Phys. Status Solidi B 5/2014)

      Tania Claudio, Dimitrios Bessas, Christina S. Birkel, Gregor Kieslich, Martin Panthöfer, Ilya Sergueev, Wolfgang Tremel and Raphael P. Hermann

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201470128

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      By tuning a material's properties through nanostructuration, significant functional enhancements can be achieved. For thermoelectric materials, the figure of merit can be enhanced by proper nanostructuration, notably in reducing the thermal conductivity. The speed of sound – more precisely, the phonon group velocity – is an essential determining parameter for thermal conductivity. Measurements of the speed of sound in nanopowders were possible only through the use of nuclear inelastic spectroscopy, a technique which provides access to the element-specific density of phonon states. This technique requires Mössbauer resonant nuclei in the sample, here antimony-121, and a meV resolved synchrotron radiation beam, in this case provided by a sapphire backscattering monochromator installed at the ID18 nuclear resonance station of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. A direct comparison of the average speed of sound between three bulk and nano transition-metal antimonides, respectively, reveals a significant increase in the Debye level, i.e. a decrease in the speed of sound in the nanophases. These results (see the Editor's Choice article on pp. 919–923) indicate that the reduction in the speed of sound is an important factor when discussing thermal transport in nanoparticle systems.

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      Chain-like structures of gold supported by silicon substrate (Phys. Status Solidi B 5/2014)

      Prajna Mukherjee, Bikash C. Gupta and Puru Jena

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201470129

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      The continuous miniaturization of devices and circuitry to atomic or nanometer scale depends on the implementation of interconnects of the same scale. The formation of onedimensional (1D) chain structures of metal atoms on stable surfaces such as silicon (001) is preferable. The bare Si(001) surface may hinder the formation of desired 1D structures because of the dangling bonds all over the surface. Prajna Mukherjee et al. (pp. 924–932) investigate if the formation of 1D structures of metal atoms is possible by depositing gold on modified Si surfaces, namely on hydrogen-terminated Si(001) surface. This surface may reconstruct into various phases, among them hydrogen-terminated Si(001):2×1 that is easily achievable experimentally. Hence, it is reasonable to consider this surface and modify it in various possible ways. Mukherjee et al. present a systematic study of structural and electrical properties of gold adsorbed on patterned hydrogen-terminated Si(001):2×1 surfaces using the density functional formalism. This study reveals wire structures at certain coverages of gold. While most of these structures are semiconducting in nature, some are semi-metallic. Based on these results, one may study the properties of thick wire structures on Si(001):2×1. The results of the study may stimulate experimentalists to synthesize wire structures on Si substrates.

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      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201470130

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      Contents (pages 913–916)

      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201470131

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      Enhanced Debye level in nano Zn1+xSb, FeSb2, and NiSb: Nuclear inelastic spectroscopy on121 Sb (pages 919–923)

      Tania Claudio, Dimitrios Bessas, Christina S. Birkel, Gregor Kieslich, Martin Panthöfer, Ilya Sergueev, Wolfgang Tremel and Raphael P. Hermann

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350246

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    1. Chain-like structures of gold supported by silicon substrate (pages 924–932)

      Prajna Mukherjee, Bikash C. Gupta and Puru Jena

      Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350372

    2. Synthesis of carbon nanowalls on macroporous nickel foam by atmospheric glow discharge chemical vapour deposition (pages 933–936)

      Marcel Meško, Viliam Vretenár, Peter Kotrusz, Martin Hulman and Viera Skákalová

      Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350099

    3. Defect studies on Ar-implanted ZnO thin films (pages 937–941)

      Florian Schmidt, Stefan Müller, Rainer Pickenhain, Holger von Wenckstern, Sebastian Geburt, Carsten Ronning and Marius Grundmann

      Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201451011

    4. Excitonic and activator recombination channels in binary halide scintillation crystals (pages 942–949)

      S. Gridin, A. N. Vasil'ev, A. Belsky, N. Shiran and A. Gektin

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350234

    5. Density functional theory study of the influence of Ti and V partitioning to cementite in ferritic steels (pages 950–957)

      Bao-Wu Wang, Yao-Ping Xie, Shi-Jin Zhao, Juan Li and Li-Juan Hu

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350215

    6. Magnetic properties and crystal structure of solid-solution Cu2MnxFe1−xSnS4 chalcogenides with stannite-type structure (pages 958–964)

      F. López-Vergara, A. Galdámez, V. Manríquez, P. Barahona and O. Peña

      Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350038

    7. 75As NQR signature of the isoelectronic nature of ruthenium for iron substitution in LaFe1−xRuxAsO (pages 974–979)

      Marcello Mazzani, Pietro Bonfà, Giuseppe Allodi, Samuele Sanna, Alberto Martinelli, Andrea Palenzona, Pietro Manfrinetti, Marina Putti and Roberto De Renzi

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350237

    8. Effect of phonon focusing on the temperature dependence of thermal conductivity of silicon (pages 991–1000)

      I. I. Kuleyev, I. G. Kuleyev, S. M. Bakharev and A. V. Inyushkin

      Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350332

    9. Magnetic properties of AII–BIV–C2V chalcopyrite semiconductors doped with 3d-elements (pages 1007–1019)

      Anna V. Krivosheeva, Victor L. Shaposhnikov, Victor E. Borisenko and Jean-Louis Lazzari

      Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350305

    10. Investigation of the conduction processes in PZT-based multiferroics: Analysis from Jonscher's formalism (pages 1020–1027)

      J. D. S. Guerra, R. J. Portugal, A. C. Silva, R. Guo and A. S. Bhalla

      Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350336

    11. Optical and electronic properties of nanosized BiTaO4 and BiNbO4 photocatalysts: Experiment and theory (pages 1034–1039)

      Baochang Wang, Jawad Nisar, Cristiane Gomes Almeida, Artur José Santos Mascarenhas, Luciana Almeida Silva, Denis Gilbert Francis David, Pascal Bargiela, Carlos Moyses Araujo, Rajeev Ahuja and Antonio Ferreira da Silva

      Version of Record online: 27 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350265

    12. Low-temperature stimulated Raman scattering spectroscopy of tetragonal GdVO4 single crystals (pages 1045–1062)

      A. A. Kaminskii, O. Lux, H. Rhee, A. Kaltenbach, H. J. Eichler, J. Zhang, D. Y. Tang, H. Yu, H. Zhang, J. Wang, H. Yoneda, K. Ueda and A. Shirakawa

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201451009

    13. First-principles study of sp-electron half-metallic superlattices in wurtzite structure (pages 1076–1082)

      Baozeng Zhou, Shengjie Dong, Yanyu Liu, Zidan Zhang, Hui Zhao and Ping Wu

      Version of Record online: 3 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350414

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      Version of Record online: 8 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201470133

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