Best of pss 2011

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The second half-century of physica status solidi has started, and we look back on a successful 50th anniversary year. Many top articles were published last year, a limited selection of which is assembled in this special edition – the “Best of pss 2011“. The topical spectrum of the papers ranges from scanning tunneling microscopy on graphene (the title story) through photovoltaics, lasers, oxide materials and devices, and lithium ion batteries to superconductors and diamond biosensors. You can enjoy reading this collection online, but you can also grab your personal print copy at one of the forthcoming scientific spring meetings of the DPG, APS, MRS, and E-MRS, or request one directly from the editorial office by e-mail.

by Stefan Hildebrandt

Welcome to the future of solid state physics publishing

RRL 2012: At the top


Expert Opinion

Where science fiction meets reality? With oxide semiconductors!

E. Fortunato, R. Martins

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 5, 336–339 (2011)


Review @ RRL

Competing energy scales in high-temperature superconductors: Ultrafast pump–probe studies

Elbert E. M. Chia, Jian-Xin Zhu, D. Talbayev, A. J. Taylo

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 5, 1-9 (2011)


Rapid Research Letters

Bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic cell fabricated by the electrospray deposition method using mixed organic solvent

Takeshi Fukuda, Kenji Takagi, Takashi Asano, Zentaro Honda, Norihiko Kamata, Keiji Ueno, Hajime Shirai, Jungmyoung Ju, Yutaka Yamagata, Yusuke Tajima

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 5, 229-231 (2011)

Electronic structure of EuO spin filter tunnel contacts directly on silicon

C. Caspers, M. Müller, A. X. Gray, A. M. Kaiser, A. Gloskovskii, C. S. Fadley, W. Drube, C. M. Schneider

Phys. Status Solidi RRL 5, 441-443 (2011)


Feature Articles

Diamond electrolyte solution gate FETs for DNA and protein sensors using DNA/RNA aptamers

H. Kawarada, A. R. Ruslinda

Phys. Status Solidi A, 208, 2005-2016 (2011)

High power lithium ion battery materials by computational design

Stefan Adams, R. Prasada Rao

Phys. Status Solidi A, 208, 1746-1753 (2011)

Advances in electronic structure methods for defects and impurities in solids

Chris G. Van de Walle, Anderson Janotti

Phys. Status Solidi B, 248, 19-27 (2011)

Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy of graphene on insulating substrates

Markus Morgenstern

Phys. Status Solidi B, 248, 2423-2436 (2011)


Editor’s Choice

A model for acceptor doping in ZnO based on nitrogen pair formation

S. Lautenschlaeger, M. Hofmann, S. Eisermann, G. Haas, M. Pinnisch, A. Laufer, B. K. Meyer

Phys. Status Solidi B, 248, 1217-1221 (2011)


Original Papers

Solution-processed semitransparent p–n graphene oxide:CNT/ZnO heterojunction diodes for visible-blind UV sensors

Tran Viet Cuong, Huynh Ngoc Tien, Van Hoang Luan, Viet Hung Pham, Jin Suk Chung, Dae Hwang Yoo, Sung Hong Hahn, Kee-Kahb Koo, Paul A. Kohl, Seung Hyun Hur, Eui Jung Kim

Phys. Status Solidi A, 208, 943-946 (2011)

Graphene-based composite materials with high dielectric permittivity via an in situ reduction method

Lili Cui, Xiaofeng Lu, Danming Chao, Hongtao Liu, Yongxin Li, Ce Wang

Phys. Status Solidi A, 208, 459-461 (2011)

Nanostructuring in β-Zn4Sb3 with variable starting Zn compositions

Protima Rauwel, Ole Martin Løvvik, Erwan Rauwel, Eric S. Toberer, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Johan Taftø

Phys. Status Solidi A, 208, 1652-1657 (2011)

Pros and cons of green InGaN laser on c-plane GaN

Uwe Strauß, Adrian Avramescu, Teresa Lermer, Désirée Queren, Alvaro Gomez-Iglesias, Christoph Eichler, Jens Müller, Georg Brüderl, Stephan Lutgen

Phys. Status Solidi B, 248, 652-657 (2011)


Contributed Article

Surface plasmons for improving the performance of quantum dot structures for third generation solar cell applications

Supriya Pillai, Ivan Perez-Wurfl, Gavin J. Conibeer, Martin A. Green

Phys. Status Solidi C, 8, 181-184 (2011)