physica status solidi (b)
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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Series Editor)
Online ISSN: 1521-3951
Cover Picture: phys. stat. sol. (b) 245/6
The cover picture is taken from the Feature Article by Tanya Paskova (pp. 1011–1025). This article reviews major developments in crystal growth and characterization. Recent progress in the understanding of new physical properties of these materials has led to significant improvement of device performance and to novel device concepts. The present status of this field and devices with non-polar and semi-polar surfaces are discussed and an outlook of the future trends is presented.