physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag

Journal description

physica status solidi is devoted to the thorough peer review and the rapid publication of new and important results in all fields of solid state physics and materials science, from basic science to applications and devices. physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, is presently the fastest peer-reviewed publication medium in solid state physics. It communicates important findings with a high degree of novelty and need for express publication, as well as other results of immediate interest to the solid state physics and materials science community. All manuscripts enjoy priority handling by the Editorial Office. Published Letters require positive approval by at least two independent referees. The journal covers topics such as preparation, structure, and simulation of advanced materials, theoretical and experimental investigations of the atomistic and electronic structure, optical, magnetic, superconducting, ferroelectric and other properties of solids, nanostructures and low-dimensional systems as well as device applications. Rapid Research Letters particularly invites papers from interdisciplinary and emerging new areas of research.

Current impact factor: 2.14

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.142
2013 Impact Factor 2.343
2012 Impact Factor 2.388
2011 Impact Factor 2.218
2010 Impact Factor 2.66
2009 Impact Factor 2.56
2008 Impact Factor 2.147

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.12
Cited half-life 3.40
Immediacy index 0.91
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.74
Website Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters website
Other titles Physica status solidi., Rapid research letters, Physica status solidi., Physica status solidi., PSS., Phys. stat. sol
ISSN 1862-6270
OCLC 80019385
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Wiley-VCH Verlag

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: We have investigated the influence of different annealing conditions on the magnetic properties on the single crystals of double-perovskite Y2CoMnO6. The ferromagnetic moment along the c-axis with the large magnetic coercivity and high squareness ratio was observed. Particularly, in the quenched specimen, the magnetic functionality has been greatly improved compared to that of the as-grown crystal. The magnetic coercivity and maximum energy product have been increased by ∼120% and ∼50%, respectively, by comprising substantial disorders and defects. Our result renders an efficient route to improve the magnetic functionality in mixed-valent magnets. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 10/2015; 9999(9999). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510268
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    ABSTRACT: We report the quantum transport studies on Bi2Se3 single crystal with bulk carrier concentration of ∼1019 cm–3. The Bi2Se3 crystal exhibits metallic character, and at low temperatures, the field dependence of resistivity shows clear Shubnikov–de Haas (SdH) oscillations above 6 T. The analysis of these oscillations through Lifshitz–Kosevich theory reveals a non-trivial π Berry phase coming from three-dimensional (3D) Fermi surface, which is a strong signature of Dirac fermions with three-dimensional dispersion. The large Dingle temperature and non zero slope of Williamson–Hall plot suggest the presence of enhanced local strain field in our system which possibly transforms the regions of topological insulator to 3D Dirac fermion metal state. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 10/2015; 9999(9999). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510260
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    ABSTRACT: We review the electronic properties of graphene quantum dots (GQD) with emphasis on the role of electron–electron interactions. We describe the electronic properties using a combination of tight binding, Hartree–Fock (HF), density functional theory and configuration interaction methods applied to interacting electrons on pz orbitals of carbon atoms. The electron–electron interactions are computed using Slater orbitals and screened by the environment and sigma electrons. We show that the electronic properties of graphene can be tuned by the lateral size, shape, character of edge, number of layers and screening. In particular, the energy gap can be tuned from THz to UV by varying the size of graphene quantum dot. The dependence of the gap on the size can be understood in terms of confined Dirac fermions. The effect of edges and edge reconstruction is discussed using ab-initio techniques. The role of screening is investigated using the HF approach. HF ground states corresponding to semiconductor, Mott-insulator, and spin-polarized phases are obtained as a function of the strength of the screened Coulomb interactions. For GQDs in the semiconductor phase, the role of correlations in ground and excited states is computed perturbatively and shown to result in size dependent band gap renormalization. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 10/2015; 9999(9999). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510251
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    ABSTRACT: We report on an elastic neutron scattering study of the charge correlations in La2–xSrx CoO4 with x = 1/3, 0.4 and 0.5. We found that the checkerboard charge ordering correlations present in the x = 0.5 sample persist in the x = 0.4 and 1/3 materials. These checkerboard charge ordering correlations are robust and explain the occurrence of nano-phase separation in layered cobaltates for Sr-concentrations away from half-doping. The half-integer reflections then arise from the nanometer-sized hole-rich regions (blue areas in title figure) instead of the undoped ones (red areas in title figure). The appearance of nano-phase separation is an important ingredient for understanding the formation of hour-glass shaped magnetic excitation spectra in La2–xSrx CoO4. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 09/2015; 9999(9999). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510290
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    ABSTRACT: The excitons in the orthorhombic phase of the perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 are studied using the effective mass approximation. The electron–hole interaction is screened by a distance-dependent dielectric function, as described by the Haken potential or the Pollmann–Büttner potential. The energy spectrum and the eigenfunctions are calculated for both cases. The results show that the Pollmann–Büttner model, using the corresponding parameters obtained from ab initio calculations, provides better agreement with the experimental results. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 09/2015; 9999(9999). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510265
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    ABSTRACT: Bipolar resistive switching characteristics are investigated in ZrO2 containing Cu thin layer devices, particularly for the self-isolated-structure device fabricated by one step lift-off process. Compared with the traditional-structure device, the self-isolated-structure device shows more uniform resistive switching characteristics. This is because the isolation of each device cell has negligible influence on each other and thus mitigates possible crosstalk between each cell. These results suggest that the feasibility of good stabilization of the resistive switching parameters can be obtained through one step lift-off process. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 09/2015; 9999(10). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510286
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    ABSTRACT: By high-throughput screening Fe–Sn–Cr, (Fe,Cr)3Sn2 (Fe53.5Cr6.5Sn40) with high potential as new hard magnetic compound is discovered. To produce the compound in large amounts a special procedure is needed. By quantitative microscopy and magnetometry promising intrinsic properties, Js ∼ 0.9 T, K1 ∼ 1.7 MJ/m3, TC ∼ 612 K, are found with K1 increasing with temperature. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 09/2015; 9999(9999). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510243
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    ABSTRACT: We report on the uniform anti-reflection coating of TiO2 nanotube layers with a secondary material – indium trioxide (In2O3) – by atomic layer deposition (ALD). We provide for the first time the detailed evidence of the ALD deposited coating inside nanotubes for three different tube layers with aspect ratio up to ≈80, which is so far the highest aspect ratio reported for ALD-processed self-organized anodic TiO2 nanotubes. We show that uniform In2O3coating of the nanotubes strongly influences the overall reflectance of the layers due to intrinsic properties of In2O3. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 09/2015; 9999(9). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510245
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    ABSTRACT: Sulfur was embedded in atomic-layer-deposited (ALD) HfO2 films grown on Ge substrate by annealing under H2S gas before and after HfO2 ALD. The chemical states of sulfur in the film were examined by S K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy. It was revealed that the valences of S-ions were mostly –2 at Ge/HfO2 interface (GeSx or HfO2–ySy to passivate the interface), while they were mostly +6 in HfO2 layers (sulfates; HfO2–z(SO4)z). The leakage current density in post-deposi-tion-treated film was lower than that in pre-deposition-treated one. This suggests that the passivation of defects in oxide layer by sulfate ions is more effective to lower the leakage current rather than the interface defect passivation by S2– ions. (© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH &Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
    physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 09/2015; 9999(9). DOI:10.1002/pssr.201510237