Physics of the Solid State (PHYS SOLID STATE+ )

Publisher: American Institute of Physics; American Institute of Physics. Online Journal Publishing Service, Springer Verlag


Presents the latest results from Russiaís leading researchers in condensed matter physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences and other prestigious institutions. Covers all areas of solid state physics including solid state optics, solid state acoustics, electronic and vibrational spectra, phase transition, ferroelectricity, magnetism, and superconductivity. Also presents review papers on the most important problems in solid state physics today. TOPICS COVERED: Metals and superconductors (both classic and high-Tc), semiconductors and dielectrics, solid state excitations, ferroelectrics and related materials, magnetic materials, phase transitions, mechanical properties and dislocations, point defects, thermal properties, diffusion, thin films, surfaces and interfaces, low-dimensional systems, polymers and liquid crystals, atomic clusters and fullerenes.

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    ABSTRACT: The modification of graphite used in diamond synthesis with low concentrations of the fullerene C60-C70 extract (from 0.045 to 0.225 wt % of graphite mass) in the presence of a Ni-Mn metal catalyst at a pressure of 5 GPa in the temperature range 1600–1800 K is found to decrease the activation energy of the graphite-diamond phase transition from 160 ± 40 to 100 ± 40 kJ/mol.
    Physics of the Solid State 08/2014; 56(8):1622-1625.
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    ABSTRACT: The hybrid material polyvinyl alcohol-copper oxide was produced by the thermal decomposition of polyvinyl alcohol-copper hydroxide complex compound. It was analyzed by means of XRD, UV-VIS, IR, and Raman spectroscopy. It was concluded that the most part of copper oxide has an amorphous structure and consists of -(Cu-O)n - chains. The electrical properties of this material were investigated at direct and alternating current in 80–375 K temperature range.
    Physics of the Solid State 05/2014; 54(8).
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    ABSTRACT: It has been shown that, in polycrystalline thin PZT films with the Zr/Ti = 0.535/0.465 ratio of ions in octahedral positions of the perovskite structure, the permittivity and the pyroelectric and piezoelectric responses increase with increasing linear sizes of growth blocks to reach anomalously large values. It has been assumed that the observed effects originate from a combination of two factors, namely, the possible presence of the monoclinic phase and a well-developed domain structure in the films.
    Physics of the Solid State 04/2014; 56(4):715-719.
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    ABSTRACT: The photon properties of two-dimensional periodic structures formed by infinite homogeneous dielectric cylinders packed in a square lattice have been investigated theoretically. Depending on the dielectric contrast between the cylinders and the surrounding medium, the photonic band structure, transmission spectra of crystals with a finite number of layers, and spectra of Mie scattering by an isolated cylinder have been calculated. The calculations have been performed for the TE polarization. The transformation of photonic stop-bands corresponding to Bragg and Mie resonances has been analyzed using the obtained data. The main effect consists in "castling" energy positions of the Bragg stop-bands and Mie stop-bands. For low-contrast photonic crystals, the low-frequency region of the energy spectrum is determined by Bragg stop-bands, and Mie stop-bands are located higher in energy. With an increase in the dielectric contrast, the energy of Mie stop-bands decreases, and they intersect the region of Bragg stop-bands weakly varying in the TE polarization and form the low-energy region of the spectrum.
    Physics of the Solid State 02/2014; 56(3).
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    ABSTRACT: The interference nature of resonant Mie scattering, which is described within the Fano model, has been demonstrated. The interference is caused by interaction of an incident electromagnetic wave with reemitted waves that correspond to eigenmodes of a scattering particle. Mie scattering due to the interference can be represented in the form of cascades of resonance lines of different shapes, each of which is described by the classical Fano formula. The effect is observed in resonant light scattering by an arbitrary body of revolution and discussed in detail using the example of scattering by an infinite homogeneous dielectric cylinder.
    Physics of the Solid State 02/2014; 56(3).
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    ABSTRACT: The shape anisotropy of the EPR lines of broken carbon bonds in a dislocation core with an edge component in natural semiconducting type Ic diamonds has been investigated. It has been found that electrically active acceptor centers are formed at dislocation steps, jogs, or kinks. The distance between the paramagnetic centers is determined.
    Physics of the Solid State 02/2014; 56(3).
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    ABSTRACT: The structural and magnetic characteristics of phase transformations in Tb(Fe1 - x Al x )2 alloys with concentrations x = 0-0.9 have been measured in the temperature range from 90 to 450 K. The temperature dependences of the hyperfine magnetic fields for each of local configurations of the nearest environment of iron atoms upon substitution of aluminum atoms for iron atoms have been found using Mössbauer spectroscopy.
    Physics of the Solid State 02/2014; 56(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Experimental data on the molar heat capacity of Lu2Cu2O5 in the temperature range 366-992 K have been obtained. The experimental data have been used to calculate the thermodynamic properties of the oxide compound.
    Physics of the Solid State 02/2014; 56(3).
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    ABSTRACT: The uniaxial compression strength under stepped loading and the 325-nm-stepped deformation rate of biocarbon samples obtained by carbonization of beech wood at different temperatures in the 600-1600°C range have been measured using high-precision interferometry. It has been shown that the strength depends on the content of nanocrystalline phase in biocarbon. The magnitude of deformation jumps at micro- and nanometer levels and their variation with a change in the structure of the material and loading time have been determined. For micro- and nanometer-scale jumps, standard deviations of the differences between the experimentally measured deformation rate at loading steps and its magnitude at the smoothed fitting curve have been calculated, and the correlation of the error with the deformation prior to destruction has been shown. The results obtained have been compared with the previously published data on measurements of the elastic properties and internal friction of these materials.
    Physics of the Solid State 02/2014; 56(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Based on the phenomenon of the mechanodynamic diffusion of particles of the external medium in solids, a new in principle method has been proposed for the first time for producing nano-sized powder materials using industrial cement milled in a helium medium as an example. The temperature dependences of the extraction rate and the amount of helium in powders upon their heating in a temperature range of 20-1200°C have been obtained using mass spectrometry. It has been shown that milling of the cement powder of the M-400 brand using an MK-1 laboratory mill in helium leads to a considerable shift of its extraction curve towards lower temperatures compared with the air medium. The particle sizes of the powder milled in helium lie in a range of 5-10 nm, which is smaller than the powder size (̃500 nm) after milling in the air medium by a factor of 100. The compression strength of cement samples obtained from the powders milled in helium increased by a factor of 2 compared with the strength of the samples from the initial material. The activation energies of helium extraction from the cement powders milled in helium and in air have been analyzed. The obtained results indicate a high efficiency of the method for producing nano-sized powder materials in the helium medium. The method can be used in the industrial scale based on the existing mill equipment with its minimal modernization.
    Physics of the Solid State 01/2014; 56(2).