physica status solidi (a) (Phys Status Solidi )

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Description physica status solidi was established in 1961. In 1970 it was divided into two series: physica status solidi (a) - applied research and physica status solidi (b) - basic research. The aim of physica status solidi is the rapid publication of important and new results in the field of solid state physics both in fundamental and applied research. The journal publishes Review Articles Original Papers and Rapid Research Notes each volume contains an author index. Each issue of the two series provides 8 thematic categories: structure and lattice properties; surfaces interfaces thin films; nonelectronic transport; electronic states low-dimensional systems; electronic transport superconductivity; magnetic properties magnetic resonances; dielectric and optical properties; device-related phenomena. Series (a) is devoted to applied research and covers materials science and applications including growth and preparation techniques solid-state diagnostics and other methodical aspects solid-state phase transitions device-related phenomena etc. Kurztext physica status solidi wurde 1961 in einer Serie gegründet. 1970 wurde eine Teilung der Zeitschrift in angewandte Forschung (physica status solidi (a) - applied research) und Grundlagenforschung (physica status solidi (b) - basic research) vorgenommen. Readers Physicists chemists crystallographers materials scientists dealing with solid-state physics in basic research and teaching

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    Physica Status Solidi A website
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    Short notes., Physica status solidi., Short notes., Physica status solidi., A,, Short notes., The rapid research notes of physica status solidi, Rapid research notes., Physica status solidi., Rapid research notes., Physica status solidi., A,, Rapid research notes., Rapid research note., Physica status solidi., Rapid research note., Physica status solidi., A,, Rapid research note., Physica status solidi. A, Applied research, Applied research, PSS., Physica status solidi., Physica status solidi
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    0031-8965
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    1639590
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    ABSTRACT: A novel atmospheric pressure dry texture process is investigated in order to create nanostructures at the c-Si surface. The texture process uses diluted molecular fluorine (F2) as the process gas. F2 is partially dissociated at an elevated temperature before it is delivered to the c-Si wafer. Thermal activation of fluorine occurs on Si wafer surface in a dissociative chemisorption process leading to the removal of Si in the form of volatile SiFx species. The etching process can be controlled to form nanostructures with different aspect ratios and surface reflection values. In this work, we dry textured multicrystalline (mc) Si wafers to reach weighted surface reflection ∼12% in the wavelength range of 250–1200 nm. Nanotextured mc Si wafers were used to prepare p-type Al-BSF solar cells. The fabricated nanostructured cells show a gain in short circuit current (Jsc) of ∼0.5 mA/cm2 and reached a conversion efficiency of 17.3%.
    physica status solidi (a) 08/2014; 211(8):1.
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    ABSTRACT: Nickel composites reinforced with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) are manufactured via hot pressing. The precursor blends are processed by a colloidal mixing method, which mixes the Ni with a dispersion of MWCNT in ultrasound. The structure of the MWCNTs is evaluated with Raman spectroscopy in order to assess the defect situation, observing that despite increasing the amount of defects, the nanotubes retain their structure. After sintering, interfacial interactions between the MWCNTs and Ni are studied by different approaches. The sintering is analyzed in situ by high temperature X-ray diffraction, noticing no phase formation (particularly, Ni3C) throughout the process. Moreover, the MWCNT/Ni interface is studied with transmission electron microscopy. The observed interface is well defined, conserving the Ni its crystallographic structure. This study shows that no interfacial products are generated by this manufacturing method, thus proposing it as a suitable candidate when the retention of the nanotube original features is needed.
    physica status solidi (a) 03/2014; 211(7):1555-1561.
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    ABSTRACT: Spectral photoluminescence emitted from the front compared to the rear side of a semiconductor layer like a photovoltaic absorber is shown to exhibit significant differences in the high-energy regime. This arises from the excess-carrier depth profile and the absorption of photoluminescence photons during their way through the semiconductor layer depending on photon energy, distance to the absorber exit, and absorption coefficient.We get access to surface-recombination velocities, the minority-carrier diffusion length, the excess-carrier depth profile and the optical band gap by fitting photoluminescence spectra via numerical modeling. The numerical modeling is based on an one-dimensional three-layer system that includes multiple reflection. This procedure is exemplarily demonstrated for a thin-film system based on Cu(In,Ga)Se2.
    physica status solidi (a) 01/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Li‐doped ZnO polycrystals with Li2CO3 concentration between 0 and 15 at.% have been prepared using a solid state reaction method. After annealing of the mixed samples at 1200 °C, Li2CO3 completely decomposed to Li2O and the lattice parameters a/c first increase with Li2CO3 concentration up to 5 at.%, and then decrease with increasing Li2CO3 concentration. This indicates that Li atoms prefer interstitial sites at low concentration and substitute Zn sites when Li concentration is beyond a certain threshold. Positron annihilation measurements were performed for undoped ZnO and Li2CO3‐doped ZnO with 15 at.% samples as a function of annealing temperature. A high concentration of vacancy defects is observed in the undoped and as‐prepared Li2CO3‐doped samples, and they are fully removed after annealing at 1200 °C. The average positron lifetimes of all Li2CO3‐doped samples after annealing at 1200 °C are the same, suggesting that Li doping has little effect on the positron lifetime in ZnO. This might be due to the invisibility of positron to Lii or Lii LiZn complex, which is further confirmed by theoretical calculation.
    physica status solidi (a) 01/2014; 211:206.
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    ABSTRACT: With nanomagnets increasingly being used and proposed as functional units for in vivo applications, it is vital to understand how to optimize their structure, geometry, and size, and their responses to electromagnetic stimulation. Herein, we predicate how to do so for synthetic antiferromagnetic structures that are subjected to external magnetic control. Because the structures are on the scale of biological entities, interactions with cells and molecular constituents can be extreme and careful design must be undertaken to avoid detrimental effects. Thus, the magnetic responses of multilayers, as demonstrated in experiments by Koh et al., e.g. (Hu et al., Adv. Mater. 20, 1479 (2008) and Koh et al., J. Appl. Phys. 107, 09B522 (2010)), are understood using a fully dynamical investigation based on Landau–Lifshitz–Gilbert equations. We find that during the fabrication of the structures the axial positions of the nanomagnets become offset from each other, leading to the characteristic magnetic hysteresis shapes witnessed. We then find the magnetic nano-mechanical forces generated by such structures.
    physica status solidi (a) 01/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: We demonstrate that indium–tin-oxide (ITO), when used as an active core material in metal–insulator–metal type devices, facilitates resistive switching. We fabricated devices both on silicon as well as quartz wafers, to demonstrate transparent devices. Furthermore, we investigated the influence of active core thickness on the devices' characteristics, showing that their switching threshold scales with the ITO thickness. Unipolar switching was observed for devices comprising thick ITO films while bipolar switching occurred for both thin and thick ITO films at the absence of high voltage forming steps. Our study demonstrates that ITO holds good potential for resistive memory applications.
    physica status solidi (a) 01/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Germanium with its high carrier mobility is currently being investigated as an alternative material to silicon for advanced MOS devices. We have reviewed the literature on n-type and p-type doping of germanium and established a baseline calibration for technology process simulation. Fundamental parameters for germanium point defects have been selected and extended defect evolution has been calibrated. Models and parameters for accurate simulation of ion implantation, diffusion, and activation of the most common dopants (phosphorus and arsenic for n-type, boron for p-type) have been defined. We discuss the current accuracy and limitations of the process calibration and specify missing experimental data needed for enhancing and broaden the simulation capabilities for germanium processing.
    physica status solidi (a) 12/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Arsenic diffusivity in heavily doped n-type silicon has been observed to increase strongly with donor concentration. This behaviour has been related to percolation effect, but other explanations, such as mobile As2V clusters (or, more generally, mobile AsDV clusters, with D being a donor), have also been postulated. In this work, we report the modelling and simulation of arsenic diffusion for high donor concentrations based on AsDV mobile clusters, within the framework of the atomistic non-lattice kinetic Monte Carlo model. Expressions for arsenic diffusivity in terms of microscopic parameters have been developed, and the parameter set have been calibrated from basic experiments and ab initio calculations. For donor concentrations above 2 × 1020 cm−3, the model predicts a concentration dependence of arsenic diffusivity with an exponent of 3.5, in close agreement to the experimental observations and quite similar to the percolation model. Long-hop distances of AsDV clusters have been also analysed. The model has been implemented in the atomistic simulator Sentaurus Process KMC. A good agreement with experimental arsenic profiles has been obtained for a wide variety of process conditions, including low ion energy, high dose and amorphizing implants, and annealing temperatures ranging from 750 to 1050 °C. The model has shown to allow efficient and accurate simulation, working together with all the other models accounting for the complex phenomenology of state-of-the-art processes.
    physica status solidi (a) 11/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Chalcogenide electrocatalysts are very active and tolerant for the oxygen-reduction reaction (ORR) in electrolytes containing small organics. This property of tolerance allows them to be used as tolerant cathodes of direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) that use highly concentrated methanol. Platinum chalcogenide-based cathodes of direct methanol fuel cells can overcome the problem of the formation of a mixed-potential due to the fuel crossover [Alonso-Vante et al., Patent-FR 12 55944, Appl. Filed 22 June 2012]. In this study, a comprehensive investigation on the origin of the tolerance of Pt chalcogenide electrocatalyst to small organic molecules such as methanol is provided. The XPS spectrum of Se 3d region in PtxSey/C revealed a shift of the selenium emission peak to lower binding energy as compared to a Se/C sample. This negative shift can be explained by charge transfer from the platinum surface atoms to the selenium, which is at the origin of the improved tolerance of Pt towards ORR in the presence of methanol. The physical chemical properties and electrochemical performances in half-cell and mixed-reactant microfluidic fuel cells are discussed.
    physica status solidi (a) 11/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Al2O3/IF-WS2 nanocomposite coating was prepared in a two-step process. The Al2O3 nano-fibers are the matrix of the composite and the nanoparticles of WS2 with fullerene-like structure (IF-WS2) are the dispersed phase material, which can improve the mechanical and tribological properties of the nanocomposite. Detailed structural analysis of the nanocomposites was performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction. These analyses show that the IF nanoparticles are entrapped in the microporous surface-film of the alumina matrix. The structure and mechanical properties of the nanosized Al2O3/IF-WS2 nanocomposite film was analyzed. This analysis demonstrates that the hardness and composition of the film exhibits graded functional material characteristics, suggesting possible tribological applications.
    physica status solidi (a) 11/2013; 210(11):2292–2297.

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