physica status solidi (b)
Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1521-3951
Quasi-localized low-frequency vibrational modes of disordered solids: Study by single-molecule spectroscopy
Editor's Choice of this issue of physica status solidi (b) is the article  by Andrei V. Naumov et al. This paper is Part II (Part I see ) of a study on elementary excitations in glasses, presented at the 11th International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter, St. Petersburg, 25–30 July 2004. For his outstanding talk, Naumov received the new physica status solidi Young Researcher Award which was bestowed for the first time at this conference.
The cover picture is a sketch of a glass with a single impurity molecule and one hypothetical quasi-localized vibrational mode. The broadening and shift of the chromophore spectral line are caused by the interaction with this mode.
Andrei V. Naumov is senior scientific researcher and deputy head of the Molecular Spectroscopy Department of the Institute of Spectroscopy, Troitsk. His main research interests are experimental and theoretical studies of low-temperature dynamics of amorphous solids (glasses, polymers etc.) via high resolution laser selective spectroscopy techniques.
The second Editor's Choice is an article by E. A. Eliseev and M. D. Glinchuk . Eugene A. Eliseev is scientific researcher at the Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev. His research areas are the theory of size and correlation effects in ferroelectric materials as well as modelling of disordered ferroelectrics properties. (© 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)