physica status solidi (a)

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

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

Online ISSN: 1862-6319

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


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  1. Original Papers

    1. Thermoelectric properties of Ge/Si heterostructures: A combined theoretical and experimental study

      Gregor Fiedler, Lukas Nausner, Yang Hu, Peixuan Chen, Armando Rastelli and Peter Kratzer

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532486

  2. Feature Articles

    1. Thermoelectric properties of nanocarbons: Atomistic modeling

      Thomas Lehmann, Dmitry A. Ryndyk and Gianaurelio Cuniberti

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532610

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      Nanostructures open exciting new possibilities to tune electronic and thermal properties of materials for specific applications. In particular, low-dimensional systems are good candidates for new, highly-efficient thermoelectric materials. In this short review, the authors summarize a density functional theory based approach to calculate charge and heat transport by combining Landauer transport theory with the Green's function formalism. It allows the study of electrical, thermal and thermoelectric properties in nanoscale systems, and recent results on several nanocarbon systems, i.e., graphene, graphene nanoribbons and carbon nanotubes are presented.

  3. Original Papers

    1. Flower-like TiO2 with highly exposed {001} facets used as scattering layers for dye-sensitized solar cells

      Wei Gan, Haihong Niu, Xin Shang, Ru Zhou, Zhiqiang Guo, Xiaoli Mao, Lei Wan, Jinzhang Xu and Shiding Miao

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532461

    2. Half-Heusler materials as model systems for phase-separated thermoelectrics

      Gerhard H. Fecher, Elisabeth Rausch, Benjamin Balke, Anke Weidenkaff and Claudia Felser

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532595

    3. Improvement of thermoelectric performance of α-In2Se3 upon S incorporation

      Zhiliang Song, Haiyun Liu, Zhengliang Du, Xianglian Liu and Jiaolin Cui

      Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532743

    4. Fabrication of graphene-based 3D structures by stereolithography

      Harri Korhonen, Le Hoang Sinh, Nguyen Dang Luong, Pekka Lehtinen, Tuukka Verho, Jouni Partanen and Jukka Seppälä

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532761

    5. Strain relaxation in Ge microcrystals studied by high-resolution X-ray diffraction

      Jakub Rozbořil, Mojmír Meduňa, Claudiu Valentin Falub, Fabio Isa and Hans von Känel

      Article first published online: 20 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532643

    6. Record critical current densities in IG processed bulk YBa2Cu3Oy fabricated using ball-milled Y2Ba1Cu1O5 phase

      Miryala Muralidhar, Nakazato Kenta, XianLin Zeng, Michael R. Koblischka, Pavel Diko and Masato Murakami

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532632

    7. Room-temperature dynamic quasi-elastic mechanical behavior of a Zr–Cu–Fe–Al bulk metallic glass

      V. Yu. Zadorozhnyy, M. Yu. Zadorozhnyy, A. Yu. Сhuryumov, S. V. Ketov, I. S. Golovin and D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532638

    8. Addition of molybdenum into amorphous glass-coated microwires usable as temperature sensors in biomedical applications

      Radovan Hudak, Rastislav Varga, Irenej Polacek, Peter Klein, Ivan Skorvanek, Vladimir Komanicky, Rafael P. del. Real and Manuel Vazquez

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532574

  4. Editor's Choice

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      Preparation and characterization of methylammonium tin iodide layers as photovoltaic absorbers

      Manuel Weiss, Jonas Horn, Christoph Richter and Derck Schlettwein

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532594

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      Organic metal halides provide absorber layers for solar cells, which may not only revolutionize the fundamental view on solution-processed semiconductor materials but also the feasibility of sustainable large-scale photovoltaics. Presently the chemical instability of these materials and the toxicity of predominantly used lead hinder commercialization. Replacement of lead and preparation of chemically more stable materials may represent a significant step towards a technical realization of perovskite solar cells.

  5. Original Papers

    1. Electrocatalytic oxidation of glucose by screening combinatorial copper–nickel alloys

      Isabella Pötzelberger, Andrei Ionut Mardare and Achim Walter Hassel

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532590

    2. Noble metal-doping of nanostructured tin(II) sulfide

      Oliver Falkenbach, Jan Tinz, Anne S. Schulze, Eckhard Mueller and Sabine Schlecht

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532598

    3. Influence of AlN nucleation layer on vertical breakdown characteristics for GaN-on-Si

      J. J. Freedsman, A. Watanabe, Y. Yamaoka, T. Kubo and T. Egawa

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532601

    4. Thermal-annealing dependence of crystallization on solution-processed small-molecule organic photovoltaics

      Deying Luo, Jiaxiu Man, Leiming Yu, Zhu Liu, Jun Peng, Guozheng Shi, Xiangxiang Zhu and Wanli Ma

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532617

    5. Non-volatile memory devices based on Ge nanocrystals

      Dan Vasilache, Alina Cismaru, Mircea Dragoman, Ionel Stavarache, Catalin Palade, Ana-Maria Lepadatu and Magdalena Lidia Ciurea

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532376

    6. Electromechanical behavior of pulsed laser deposited platinum-based metallic glass thin films

      Santanu Das, Reinaldo Santos-Ortiz, Harpreet Singh Arora, Sanghita Mridha, Nigel D. Shepherd and Sundeep Mukherjee

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532639

    7. Low temperature annealing effects on the stability of Bi nanowires

      Marco Cassinelli, Anton Romanenko, Heiko Reith, Friedemann Völklein, Wilfried Sigle, Christina Trautmann and Maria Eugenia Toimil-Molares

      Article first published online: 9 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532613

    8. Ultrafast study of phonon transport in isotopically controlled semiconductor nanostructures

      Daniel Issenmann, Soizic Eon, Hartmut Bracht, Mike Hettich, Thomas Dekorsy, Gernot Buth, Ralph Steininger, Tilo Baumbach, John Lundsgaard Hansen, Arne Nylandsted Larsen, Joel W. Ager III, Eugene E. Haller and Anton Plech

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532462

    9. Evolution of thermal, structural, and optical properties of SiGe superlattices upon thermal treatment

      Peixuan Chen, Tanja Etzelstorfer, Florian Hackl, Nebil A. Katcho, Hung-Tai Chang, Lukas Nausner, Sheng-Wei Lee, Thomas Fromherz, Julian Stangl, Oliver G. Schmidt, Natalio Mingo and Armando Rastelli

      Article first published online: 30 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532468

    10. Annealing and sintering effects in thermoelectric skutterudites synthesized by gas atomization

      Andreas Schmitz, Carolin Schmid, Christian Stiewe, Johannes de Boor and Eckhard Müller

      Article first published online: 26 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532539

    11. Nanophase separation in CoSb-based half-Heusler thermoelectrics: A multiscale simulation study

      Joaquin Miranda Mena, Heiko G. Schoberth, Thomas Gruhn and Heike Emmerich

      Article first published online: 26 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532457

    12. Lattice dynamics and thermoelectric properties of nanocrystalline silicon–germanium alloys

      Tania Claudio, Niklas Stein, Nils Petermann, Daniel G. Stroppa, Michael Marek Koza, Hartmut Wiggers, Benedikt Klobes, Gabi Schierning and Raphaël P. Hermann

      Article first published online: 26 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532500

    13. On mechanisms of domain switching in amorphous glass-coated wires

      Alexander Chizhik, Andrzej Stupakiewicz, Arcady Zhukov and Julian Gonzalez

      Article first published online: 26 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532519

  6. Feature Articles

    1. From thermoelectric bulk to nanomaterials: Current progress for Bi2Te3 and CoSb3

      N. Peranio, O. Eibl, S. Bäßler, K. Nielsch, B. Klobes, R. P. Hermann, M. Daniel, M. Albrecht, H. Görlitz, V. Pacheco, N. Bedoya-Martínez, A. Hashibon and C. Elsässer

      Article first published online: 26 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532614

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      Current advances in thermoelectric Bi2Te3 and CoSb3 based nanomaterials are summarized. Advanced synthesis and characterization methods and theoretical modeling were combined to assess and reduce ZT-limiting mechanisms in these materials.

  7. Original Papers

    1. Impact of charge trapping on the ferroelectric switching behavior of doped HfO2

      Milan Pešić, Stefan Slesazeck, Tony Schenk, Uwe Schroeder and Thomas Mikolajick

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532379

    2. Neutron diffraction and thermoelectric properties of indium filled InxCo4Sb12 (x = 0.05, 0.2) and indium cerium filled Ce0.05In0.1Co4Sb12 skutterudites

      Andreas Sesselmann, Benedikt Klobes, Titas Dasgupta, Olivier Gourdon, Raphael Hermann and Eckhard Mueller

      Article first published online: 15 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532589

  8. Feature Articles

    1. Surface effects on thermoelectric properties of metallic and semiconducting nanowires

      Danny Kojda, Rüdiger Mitdank, Stefan Weidemann, Anna Mogilatenko, Zhi Wang, Johannes Ruhhammer, Michael Kroener, William Töllner, Peter Woias, Kornelius Nielsch and Saskia F. Fischer

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532464

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      Combined thermoelectrical, structural and chemical characterisation of individual metallic and semiconducting nanowires is presented. In the temperature range between 4.2 K and room temperature the thermoelectrical properties are determined. Transmission electron microscopy yields the structural properties, the chemical composition and the morphology of the nanowires. This comprehensive study unambiguously allows identifying surface effects on the thermoelectric properties and scattering mechanisms for electrons and phonons.

  9. Original Papers

    1. Hybrid semiconductor/metal nanomembrane superlattices for thermoelectric application

      Guodong Li, Daniel Grimm, Vivienne Engemaier, Sören Lösch, Karthikeyan Manga, Vineeth Kumar Bandari, Feng Zhu and Oliver G. Schmidt

      Article first published online: 12 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532604

  10. Feature Articles

    1. Ab initio description of the thermoelectric properties of heterostructures in the diffusive limit of transport

      Nicki F. Hinsche, Florian Rittweger, Martin Hölzer, Peter Zahn, Arthur Ernst and Ingrid Mertig

      Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532410

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      The microscopic origin of thermoelectric transport in semiconducting heterostructures shows up to be a promising tool to optimize the thermoelectric conversion efficiency. A consistent and convenient first-principles method is presented to fully describe the thermoelectric properties in the diffusive limit of transport for bulk systems and their associated heterostructures.

  11. Invited Articles

    1. Magnetoelastic properties of Co-based amorphous ferromagnetic microwires

      Sergey Gudoshnikov, Andrey Ignatov, Vadim Tarasov, Sergey Gorbunov, Vyacheslav Molokanov, Tatyana Chueva and Nikolay Usov

      Article first published online: 30 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532567

  12. Original Papers

    1. Hydrogen induced dipole at the Pt/oxide interface in MOS devices

      Nadiia M. Kolomiiets, Valeri V. Afanas'ev, Karl Opsomer, Michel Houssa and Andre Stesmans

      Article first published online: 28 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532413

    2. Achieving large acoustic and phonon band gaps in multilayered structures

      K. R. Mangipudi, Ch. Jooss and C. A. Volkert

      Article first published online: 24 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532473

    3. Magnetostriction investigation of soft magnetic microwires

      M. Churyukanova, V. Semenkova, S. Kaloshkin, E. Shuvaeva, S. Gudoshnikov, V. Zhukova, I. Shchetinin and A. Zhukov

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532552

    4. MOCVD growth and structural characterization of In–Sb–Te nanowires

      S. Selmo, S. Cecchi, R. Cecchini, C. Wiemer, M. Fanciulli, E. Rotunno, L. Lazzarini and M. Longo

      Article first published online: 17 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532381

    5. Excellent Roff/Ron ratio and short programming time in Cu/Al2O3-based conductive-bridging RAM under low-current (10 μA) operation

      Attilio Belmonte, Andrea Fantini, Augusto Redolfi, Michel Houssa, Malgorzata Jurczak and Ludovic Goux

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532409

    6. Low-current operation of novel Gd2O3-based RRAM cells with large memory window

      Chao Yang Chen, Ludovic Goux, Andrea Fantini, Augusto Redolfi, Guido Groeseneken and Malgorzata Jurczak

      Article first published online: 8 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532377

    7. Lattice dynamics in elemental modulated Sb2Te3 films

      D. Bessas, M. Winkler, I. Sergueev, J. D. König, H. Böttner and R. P. Hermann

      Article first published online: 3 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532431


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