Physics of the Solid State (PHYS SOLID STATE+)

Publisher: American Institute of Physics; American Institute of Physics. Online Journal Publishing Service, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

Journal description

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.

Current impact factor: 0.82

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.821
2013 Impact Factor 0.782
2012 Impact Factor 0.769
2011 Impact Factor 0.711
2010 Impact Factor 0.727
2009 Impact Factor 0.721
2008 Impact Factor 0.682
2007 Impact Factor 0.65
2006 Impact Factor 0.69
2005 Impact Factor 0.699
2004 Impact Factor 0.724
2003 Impact Factor 0.746
2002 Impact Factor 0.6
2001 Impact Factor 0.623
2000 Impact Factor 0.564
1999 Impact Factor 0.518
1998 Impact Factor 0.53
1997 Impact Factor 0.501

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.75
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.27
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.22
Website Physics of the Solid State website
Other titles Fizika tverdogo tela., Physics of the solid state
ISSN 1063-7834
OCLC 35364153
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

  • Pre-print
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  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • On author or institutional server only
    • On a non-profit server
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher's website
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Infrared absorption spectra of a Nd0.5Ho0.5Fe3(BO3)4 crystal in the spectral range of 30–1700 cm–1 have been measured at temperatures from 6 to 300 K. The experimental spectra have been analyzed based on the semiempirical calculation of the lattice dynamics and the analysis of correlation diagrams of borate complexes. No changes associated with structural phase transitions have been detected in the temperature range of measurements; the effect of magnetic ordering on the infrared absorption spectra has not been observed.
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    ABSTRACT: The thermal conductivity k and resistivity ρ of biocarbon matrices, prepared by carbonizing medium-density fiberboard at T carb = 850 and 1500°C in the presence of a Ni-based catalyst (samples MDF-C( Ni)) and without a catalyst (samples MDF-C), have been measured for the first time in the temperature range of 5–300 K. X-ray diffraction analysis has revealed that the bulk graphite phase arises only at T carb = 1500°C. It has been shown that the temperature dependences of the thermal conductivity of samples MDFC- 850 and MDF-C-850(Ni) in the range of 80–300 K are to each other and follow the law of k(T) ∼ T 1.65, but the use of the Ni-catalyst leads to an increase in the thermal conductivity by a factor of approximately 1.5, due to the formation of a greater fraction of the nanocrystalline phase in the presence of the Ni-catalyst at T carb = 850°C. In biocarbon MDF-C-1500 prepared without a catalyst, the dependence is k(T) ∼ T 1.65, and it is controlled by the nanocrystalline phase. In MDF-C-1500(Ni), the bulk graphite phase formed increases the thermal conductivity by a factor of 1.5–2 compared to the thermal conductivity of MDF-C-1500 in the entire temperature range of 5–300 K; k(T = 300 K) reaches the values of ∼10 W m–1 K–1, characteristic of biocarbon obtained without a catalyst only at high temperatures of T carb = 2400°C. It has been shown that MDF-C-1500(Ni) in the temperature range of 40‒300 K is characterized by the dependence, k(T) ∼ T 1.3, which can be described in terms of the model of partially graphitized biocarbon as a composite of an amorphous matrix with spherical inclusions of the graphite phase.
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    ABSTRACT: The characteristics of ferroelectric thin films of strontium bismuth tantalate (SBT) and niobium-doped strontium bismuth tantalate (SBTN) deposited by radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering on Pt/TiO2/SiO2/Si substrates were investigated. For the formation of the structure of the ferroelectric material, the deposited films were subjected to a subsequent annealing at temperatures of 970–1070 K in an O2 atmosphere. The results of the X-ray diffraction analysis demonstrated that, in contrast to SBT films, in which the Aurivillius phase is formed only at annealing temperatures of 1050–1070 K, the formation of this phase in SBTN films is observed already at a temperature of 970 K. The dependences of the dielectric permittivity, remanent polarization, and coercive force of the SBT and SBTN films on the subsequent annealing conditions were determined. It was found that, upon doping of the SBT films with niobium, the remanent polarization increases by a factor of approximately three, the Curie temperature increases by 50 K, and the dielectric permittivity also increases. It was revealed that, in contrast to the SBT films, the polarization of the SBTN films is observed already at an annealing temperature of approximately 970 K. It was shown that the replacement of SBT films by SBTN films in the manufacture of high-density nonvolatile ferroelectric randomaccess memory (FeRAM) capacitor modules makes it possible to decrease the synthesis temperature from 1070 to 990–1000 K, which improves the compatibility with the planar technology of semiconductor devices. However, it turned out that an increase in the coercive field makes niobium-doped SBT films less attractive for the use in FeRAM.
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    ABSTRACT: Complex permittivity ε*/ε0 = ε′/ε0–iε″/ε0 of the bismuth–lanthanum manganite Bi0.6La0.4MnO3 ceramics has been measured in the temperature range of 10–220 K at frequencies f = 20–106 Hz and magnetic inductions B = 0–0.846 T. At a temperature of 80 K, the spectra ε′/ε0(t) and ε″/ε0(t) demonstrate the dielectric relaxation that is a superposition of contributions of several relaxation processes, each of which is dominant in its frequency range: I (f < 103 Hz, II (103 < f < 105 Hz), and III (105 < f < 106 Hz). In the range of 10–120 K, anomalous behavior of ε′/ε0(T) and ε″/ε0(T) is observed near the temperature of the transition from the paramagnetic to ferromagnetic phase and is due to the Anderson localization of charge carrier on a spin disorder.
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    ABSTRACT: The results of the Mössbauer studies on 57Fe nuclei in multiferroics BiFe1–x T x O3 (T = Sc, Mn; x = 0, 0.05) in the temperature range of 5.2–300 K have been presented. The Mössbauer spectra have been analyzed in terms of the model of an incommensurate spatial spin-modulated structure of cycloid type. Information has been obtained about the effect of the substitution of Sc and Mn atoms for Fe atoms on the hyperfine parameters of the spectrum: the shift and the quadrupole shift of the Mössbauer line, the isotropic and anisotropic contributions to the hyperfine magnetic field, and also the parameter of anharmonicity of the spatial spin-modulated structure.
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    ABSTRACT: Electromagnetic emission accompanying the serrated deformation of the aluminum‒magnesium alloy Al-6Mg has been revealed and studied experimentally. By means of high-speed video recording and a complex of methods for measuring the strain, load, and electric potential, it has been found that there is a relation between the electromagnetic emission signals and the dynamics of deformation bands. Possible mechanisms of the generation of electromagnetic signals have been discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: The La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 films 25-nm thick biaxially compressed in the substrate plane, grown quasi-coherently on the (001) surface of the LaAlO3 single crystal, were studied using laser vaporization. It was found that mechanical stresses acting during nucleation and growth promoted calcium enrichment of the cation sublattice of the manganite layer, which caused a decrease in its unit cell volume. Crystalline grains in manganite films were distinctly oriented along the normal to the substrate plane; the grain size in the substrate plane was within 20–40 nm, and the relative grain misorientation in the substrate plane did not exceed 0.2°. In zero magnetic field, the maximum in the temperature dependence of the resistivity ρ of La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 films was observed at temperatures close to 210 K. At T < 100 K and μ0H = 2 T, the magnetoresistance of manganite films was negative, weakly depended on temperature, its value was about–0.45. The magnetic field caused transformation of nonferromagnetic phase inclusions to ferromagnetic ones, which resulted in a decrease in the La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 film resistivity with increasing magnetic field. At low temperatures (T < 100 K), a hysteresis was observed in the dependences of the film resistivity on the magnetic field.
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    ABSTRACT: Components of the fields scattered by a periodic planar strip structure of thin magnetic films possessing a uniaxial magnetic anisotropy in the plane have been calculated using the phenomenological model. Regularities in the dependence of these fields on the design parameters of the structure have been studied. The results obtained agree with the numerical analysis of the micromagnetic model of this structure. It has been shown that, near the edges of strips magnetized orthogonally to the major axis, the components of the scattered field can exceed the external magnetizing field by a few orders of magnitude. This fact makes it possible to design highly efficient magnetoresistive elements on the basis of a strip structure of magnetic films and thin semiconductor films.
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    ABSTRACT: Partial (ionic, proton, and hole) conductivities of oxides CaZr1–x Scx O3–α(x = 0.03–0.20) with the perovskite structure in air atmosphere have been studied as functions of temperature in the range of 600–900°C and partial water-vapor pressure in the range of \({P_{{H_2}O}}\)= 40–2500 Pa. The influence of the humidity of the atmosphere on the relative change in the concentration of oxygen vacancies as a function of temperature has been estimated.
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    ABSTRACT: The expressions for the spontaneous polar contribution δn i s to the principal values of the refractive index due to the quadratic electro-optic effect in ferroelectrics have been considered within the phenomenological approach taking into account the polarization fluctuations. A method has been proposed for calculating the magnitude and temperature dependence of the root-mean-square fluctuations of the polarization (short-range local polar order) P sh = 〈P fl2〉1/2 below the ferroelectric transition temperature T c from temperature changes in the spontaneous polar contribution δn i s (T) if the average spontaneous polarization P s = 〈P〉 characterizing the long-range order is determined from independent measurements (for example, from dielectric hysteresis loops). For the case of isotropic fluctuations, the proposed method has made it possible to calculate P sh and P s only from refractometric measurements. It has been shown that, upon interferometric measurements, the method developed in this work allows calculating P sh and P s directly from the measured temperature and electric-field changes in the relative optical path (the specific optical retardation) of the light.
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    ABSTRACT: The results of the investigation of the quadratic electro-optic effect in Sr1–x Cax TiO3 with x = 0.014 (SCT) and in nominally pure SrTiO3 (STO) at room temperature in applied direct-current (dc) and alternating-current (ac) electric fields have been presented. It has been shown that the quadratic (in polarization) electro-optic coefficients of STO and SCT crystals coincide within the accuracy of the determination (±5%). It has been found that, in nominally pure STO measured in a dc electric field, there is a relaxation of the electro-optic effect with a relaxation time τ ≈ 30 s due to the formation of a space charge in the sample. No similar effect in SCT has been observed. A possible mechanism for the formation of a space charge in STO and SCT has been discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: The spatial distribution of light emission has been studied in planar field electron emitters with long and sparse carbon nanofilaments/nanotubes. The photographic recording of light emission of the emitting nanofilaments/nanotubes is shown to be efficient to determine the position of individual nanofilaments/ nanotubes in different emitter surface areas, as well as to highlight the nanofilaments/nanotube agglomerate distribution over the emitter surface, which mainly contributes to its emission.
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    ABSTRACT: The dependence of graphene formation mechanisms during pyrolysis of carbon-containing molecules on iridium on the crystal structure and surface curvature has been studied using field desorption and field electron microscopy. The structure and shape of grown carbon formations, diffusion, desorption, and intercalation of alkali metal atoms have been investigated.
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    ABSTRACT: The form of phase diagrams has been determined for epitaxial magnetic films of the composition Y3–x–y Bix Pry Fe5O12 on the plane (H ‖H ⊥), where H ‖ and H ⊥ are the external magnetic field components parallel and orthogonal, respectively, to the direction of the normal n to the surface of the film. The specific features have been revealed in the magnetization reversal of the objects under investigation, which are associated with their structural stratification.
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    ABSTRACT: Variable-valence Tmx Mn1–x S (0 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.15) compounds have been synthesized and their structural, electrical, and thermoelectrical properties have been studied in the temperature range of 80–1100 K. The regions of existence of solid solutions of sulfides Tmx Mn1–x S with the NaCl-type fcc lattice have been determined. It has been found that, as thulium ions are substituted for manganese cations, the electrical resistivity increases, and the lattice parameter increases more sharply than that corresponding to the Vegard’s law. The study of the temperature dependences of the thermopower coefficient has revealed that the current carrier sign is retained to 500 K for all the substitution concentrations, and the charge carrier type changes from the hole type to the electron type with variations in the temperature. The experimental data have been explained in terms of the exciton model.
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