physica status solidi (b)

Cover image for Vol. 253 Issue 9

Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)

Online ISSN: 1521-3951

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (a), physica status solidi (c), physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters

246_08b/2009Back Cover (Phys. Status Solidi B 8/2009)

In the 1950s, when most semiconductor scientists concentrated their efforts on silicon and germanium and when binary semiconductors were still at the laboratory stage, Boris Timofeevich Kolomiets (1908–1989) found ternary semiconductors far more challenging. Pursuing his efforts to investigate amorphous semiconductors at the Ioffe institute – its main building is shown on the back cover – he can be considered the founding father of this research field. This issue which is guest-edited by Alexander V. Kolobov, AIST, Japan, contains papers written by scientists who have made significant contributions to the science and technology of amorphous semiconductors. The articles are dedicated in memoriam to Professor Kolomiets in recognition of his scientific achievements and for his accomplishments as a former board member of this journal.

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