The 2015 edition of our pss Showcase looks back on recent successful publications in the physica status solidi journal family. These comprise our Focus issue on Functional Oxides in pss (RRL), an expanding rrl solar series with record efficient CIGS cells, topical special issues on semiconducting oxides, nanomagnetism, ferroic glasses, semiconductor spintronics and computational thermodynamics. We conclude this collection with one of the latest contributions by Physics Nobel Prize winners Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano.

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Editorial

Sabine Bahrs and Stefan Hildebrandt
A long road to a bright future
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(1), 1-2 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201570604

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Rapid Research Letters

Jacky Even, Laurent Pedesseau, Jean-Marc Jancu, and Claudine Katan
DFT and kp modelling of the phase transitions of lead and tin halide perovskites for photovoltaic cells
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8(1), 31-35 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201308183

Philip Jackson, Dimitrios Hariskos, Roland Wuerz, Wiltraud Wischmann, and Michael Powalla
Compositional investigation of potassium doped Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells with efficiencies up to 20.8%
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8(3), 219-222 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409040

Ning Song, Wei Li, Xiaojing Hao, Yidan Huang, and Martin A. Green
Radio frequency magnetron sputtered epitaxial Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film on ZnS (100)
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8(5), 404-407 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409169


Rapid Research Letters

Zhongkai Huang, Jinfeng Qu, Xiangyang Peng, Wenliang Liu, Kaiwang Zhang, Xiaolin Wei, and Jianxin Zhong
Quantum confinement in graphene quantum dots
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8(5), 436-440 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409064

Yoshio Nishimoto, Hirofumi Yoshikawa, Kunio Awaga, Marcus Lundberg, and Stephan Irle
Theoretical investigation of molecular and electronic structure changes of the molecular magnet Mn12 cluster upon super-reduction
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8(6), 517-521 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409094

Y. Zou, Z. Feng, P. W. Logg, J. Chen, G. Lampronti, and F. M. Grosche
Fermi liquid breakdown and evidence for superconductivity in YFe2Ge2
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8(11), 928-930 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409418

Conor T. Riley, Tien A. Kieu, Joseph S. T. Smalley, Si Hui Athena Pan, Sung Joo Kim, Kirk W. Post, Alireza Kargar, Dimitri N. Basov, Xiaoqing Pan, Yeshaiahu Fainman, Deli Wang, and Donald J. Sirbuly
Plasmonic tuning of aluminum doped zinc oxide nanostructures by atomic layer deposition
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8(11), 948-952 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409359

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Invited Article
Masataka Higashiwaki, Kohei Sasaki, Akito Kuramata, Takekazu Masui, and Shigenobu Yamakoshi
Development of gallium oxide power devices
Phys. Status Solidi A 211(1), 21-26 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201330197

Invited Article
Kevin J. Chen, Alex Man Ho Kwan, and Qimeng Jiang
Technology for III-N heterogeneous mixed-signal electronics
Phys. Status Solidi A 211(4), 769-774 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201300543

Review Article
S. Kataria, S. Wagner, J. Ruhkopf, A. Gahoi, H. Pandey, R. Bornemann, S. Vaziri, A. D. Smith, M. Ostling, and M. C. Lemme
Chemical vapor deposited graphene: From synthesis to applications
Phys. Status Solidi A 211(11), 2439-2449 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201400049

Advanced Materials Physics
Zafer Mutlu, Darshana Wickramaratne, Hamed H. Bay, Zachary J. Favors, Mihrimah Ozkan, Roger Lake, and Cengiz S. Ozkan
Synthesis, characterization and electronic structure of few-layer MoSe2 granular films
Phys. Status Solidi A 211(12), 2671-2676 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201431131

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Topical Section
Tilmann Hickel, Suzana G. Fries, and Ursula R. Kattner
Computational thermodynamics: Recent developments and future potential and prospects
Phys. Status Solidi B 251(1), 9-13 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201470107

Original Paper
Ruben Gatt, Roberto Caruana-Gauci, Daphne Attard, Aaron R. Casha, Wiktor Wolak, Krzysztof Dudek, Luke Mizzi and Joseph N. Grima
On the properties of real finite-sized planar and tubular stent-like auxetic structures
Phys. Status Solidi B 251(2), 321-327 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201384257

Original Paper
E. A. Zhukov, D. R. Yakovlev, A. Schwan, O. A. Yugov, A. Waag, L. W. Molenkamp, and M. Bayer
Spin coherence of electrons and holes in ZnSe-based quantum wells studied by pump–probe Kerr rotation
Phys. Status Solidi B 251(9), 1872-1880 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201350233

Original Paper
Lluís Mañosa, Enric Stern-Taulats, Antoni Planes, Pol Lloveras, Maria Barrio, Josep-Lluís Tamarit, Baris Emre, Suheyla Yüce, Simone Fabbrici, and Franca Albertini
Barocaloric effect in metamagnetic shape memory alloys
Phys. Status Solidi B 251(10), 2114-2119 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201350371

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Contributed Article
Tsubasa Nakashima, Kenichiro Takeda, Motoaki Iwaya, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Satoshi Kamiyama, Isamu Akasaki, and Hiroshi Amano
Improvement of light extraction efficiency of 350 nm emission UV light-emitting diodes
Phys. Status Solidi C 11(3-4), 836-839 (2014), DOI 10.1002/pssc.201300517