Best of pss 2010

The editors of the physica status solidi journal family are proud to present the inaugural edition of Best of pss, a special selection of highlight articles from the past year. It has been assembled on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of pss which we are celebrating throughout the year 2011.

Once again, it has been a challenging task to compile this collection which represents the broad spectrum of scientific areas published in the four pss journals. 18 articles (Rapid Research Letters, Feature Articles, Original Papers and an Expert Opinion commentary) prove impressively that solid state physics continues to be a lively, diverse and very active research field. Papers range from energy-related topics such as photovoltaics, solid-state lighting, photonics and lithium batteries over basic structural or electronic properties of solids and interfaces to properties of advanced semiconducting, ferroic or superconducting oxides and corresponding devices. As shown by an article authored by the recent Physics Nobel Prize winner Kostya Novoselov, graphene and related carbon systems are also becoming ever more important for our community.

More information on the history and more recent development of physica status solidi can be found in the Editorials and included fact sheets below.

 

Table of Contents

 

Editorials

Martin Stutzmann: 1961–2011: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of physica status solidi!

Sabine Bahrs: Up to speed – pss (RRL) in 2009/2010

 

Lithium storage in silicon

Gerold Neumann and Andreas Würsig

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 4, A21-A23 (2010)

 

Si nanowire arrays as anodes in Li ion batteries

H. Föll, H. Hartz, E. Ossei-Wusu, J. Carstensen, and O. Riemenschneider

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 4, 4-6 (2010)

 

Plasmon induced modification of the transverse magneto-optical response in Fe antidot arrays

J. F. Torrado, E. Th. Papaioannou, G. Ctistis, P. Patoka, M. Giersig, G. Armelles and A. Garcia-Martin

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 4, 271-273 (2010)

 

Electronic properties of two-dimensional hydrogenated and semihydrogenated hexagonal boron nitride sheets

Yanli Wang

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 4, 34-36 (2010)

 

Organic solar cells with very high fill factor and voltage using tetrapropyl-tetraphenyl-diindenoperylene as green donor

Jan Meiss, Markus Hummert, Hannah Ziehlke, Karl Leo and Moritz Riede

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 4, 329-331 (2010)

 

High-temperature stability of suspended single-layer graphene

Kwanpyo Kim, William Regan, Baisong Geng, Benjamín Alemán, B. M. Kessler, Feng Wang, M. F. Crommie and A. Zettl

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 4(11), 302-304 (2010)

 

Electro-optical and cathodoluminescence properties of low temperature grown ZnO nanorods/p-GaN white light emitting diodes

S. Kishwar, K. ul Hasan, G. Tzamalis, O. Nur, M. Willander, H. S. Kwack and D. Le Si Dang

Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 67-72 (2010)

 

Associating biosensing properties with the morphological structure of multilayers containing carbon nanotubes on field-effect devices

José R. Siqueira Jr., Matthias Bäcker, Arshak Poghossian, Valtencir Zucolotto, Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr., and Michael J. Schöning

Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 781-786 (2010)

 

Transparent semiconducting oxides: materials and devices

Marius Grundmann, Heiko Frenzel, Alexander Lajn, Michael Lorenz, Friedrich Schein and Holger von Wenckstern

Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 1437-1449 (2010)

 

A hybrid functional scheme for defect levels and band alignments at semiconductor–oxide interfaces

Peter Broqvist, Audrius Alkauskas and Alfredo Pasquarello

Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 270-276 (2010)

 

Hidden structure in amorphous solids

F. Inam, James P. Lewis, and D. A. Drabold

Phys. Status Solidi A 207, 599-604 (2010)

 

Scanning probe lithography on graphene

Soeren Neubeck, Frank Freitag, Rui Yang and Kostya S. Novoselov

Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 2904-2908 (2010)

 

Ab initio study of magnetoelectricity in composite multiferroics

M. Fechner, I. V. Maznichenko, S. Ostanin, A. Ernst, J. Henk, and I. Mertig

Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 1600-1607 (2010)

 

Electronic ferroelectricity, charge ordering and structural phase transitions in LuFe2O4(LuFeO3)n (n = 0 and 1)

Huaixin Yang, Ying Zhang, Yuanbin Qin, Chao Ma, Huanfan Tian, and Jianqi Li

Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 870-876 (2010)

 

Where is the quantum critical point in the cuprate superconductors?

Subir Sachdev

Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 537-543 (2010)

 

Random lasing in nanocrystalline ZnO powders

Heinz Kalt, Johannes Fallert, Roman J. B. Dietz, Janos Sartor, Daniel Schneider and Claus Klingshirn

Phys. Status Solidi B 247, 1448-1452 (2010)

 

Molecular and biomolecular interfaces to metal oxide semiconductors

Robert J. Hamers, Scott A. Chambers, Paul E. Evans, Ryan Franking, Zachary Gerbec, Padma Gopalan, Heesuk Kim, Elizabeth C. Landis, Bo Li, Michael W. McCoy, Takeo Ohsawa, and Rose Ruther

Phys. Status Solidi C 7, 200-205 (2010)

 

Recent advances in InN-based solar cells: status and challenges in InGaN and InAlN solar cells

Akio Yamamoto, Md. R. Islam, Ting-Ting Kang, and Akihiro Hashimoto

Phys. Status Solidi C 7, 1309-1316 (2010)