physica status solidi (c)

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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief)

Online ISSN: 1610-1642

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

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  1. Tuning the Work Function of Si(100) Surface by Halogen Absorption: A DFT Study

    Matteo Bertocchi, Michele Amato, Ivan Marri and Stefano Ossicini

    Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201700193

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    A Si(100) surface supercell passivated by H and F atoms. Light blue spheres represent Si atoms, grey spheres H atoms and green spheres F atoms.

  2. Ellipsometric and X-Ray Spectrometric Investigation of Fibrinogen Protein Layers

    Benjamin Kalas, Beatrix Pollakowski, Andreas Nutsch, Cornelia Streeck, Judit Nador, Miklós Fried, Burkhard Beckhoff and Péter Petrik

    Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201700210

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    Spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) are used to measure protein monolayers on gold and amorphous carbon substrates. The amount of protein on the surface is quantified in terms of mass per unit area using de Feijter's method and a reference-free approach for SE and XRF, respectively. A good agreement is found, pointing out the importance of the lateral homogeneity and temporal stability.

  3. The Nitrogen Acceptor in 2H-Polytype Synthetic MoS2: Frequency and Temperature Dependent ESR Analysis

    Ben Schoenaers, Andre Stesmans and Valery V. Afanas'ev

    Version of Record online: 1 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201700211

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    In extending on the recent electron spin resonance identification of the N acceptor in synthetic 2H-MoS2 (N substituting for S), the N signal has been extensively examined in terms of its frequency, temperature, and field angular dependent spectral characteristics. A detailed study of the N acceptor signal intensity versus temperature reveals an activation energy Ea ≈ 50 meV, exposing N as an appropriate p-type dopant for MoS2.

  4. Use of Rayleigh-Rice Theory for Analysis of Ellipsometry Data on Rough CIGS Films

    Søren A. Jensen, Dana Maria Rosu, Andreas Hertwig and Poul-Erik Hansen

    Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201700217

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    Ellipsometric measurements of photovoltaic CIGS thin films with significant surface roughness are interpreted using the analytical Rayleigh-Rice model. Roughness parameters are extracted and compared to reference measurements performed with confocal microscopy and AFM. This presents an alternative to commonly used effective-medium calculations for the analysis of ellipsometry data from rough surfaces.

  5. Effect of Cooling Rate on Dopant Spatial Localization and Phase Transformation in Cu-Doped Y-Stabilized ZrO2 Nanopowders

    Nadiia Korsunska, Mykola Baran, Igor Vorona, Valentyna Nosenko, Serhiy Lavoryk, Yuliya Polishchuk, Vasyl Kladko, Xavier Portier and Larysa Khomenkova

    Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201700183

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    Copper spatial localization in (Cu,Y)-ZrO2 powders is controlled by the cooling rate after high-temperature annealing. Quenching results in Cu content decrease inside Y-ZrO2 grains that is reflected by the weakening of narrow sharp EPR lines related to substitutional Cu and by the enhancing of broad EPR signal and diffuse reflectance band at 600-800 nm band originated from Cu-contained surface substances.