The showcase presents a free-to-read selection of physica status solidi articles published in 2015.

It includes a Letter on a record efficiency CIGS cell from the RRL solar section of pss (RRL) and features the twin Special Issue Nitride Semiconductors in pss (a) and pss (b).  Topical Special Issues across the pss journal group encompass 20 Years of Science for Diamond, Auxetic materials, and Electronic Properties of Novel Materials: Molecular Nanostructures, with new findings on diamond and low-dimensional carbon materials, layered transition-metal chalcogenides, topological insulators and many other systems showing interesting physics.

Please enjoy reading this collection online, grab your personal copy at forthcoming scientific meetings (e.g., DPG Regensburg, MRS Phoenix, APS March Baltimore, E-MRS Lille), or request one from the editorial office.


Sabine Bahrs, Nadezda Panarina, and Stefan Hildebrandt
pss — taking legacy to the future
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 10(1), 3-4 (2016), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201670704

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Rapid Research Letters

Philip Jackson, Dimitrios Hariskos, Roland Wuerz, Oliver Kiowski, Andreas Bauer, Theresa Magorian Friedlmeier, and Michael Powalla
Properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells with new record efficiencies up to 21.7%
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(1), 28-31 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409520

Ying Tian, Alessandro Stroppa, Yi-Sheng Chai, Paolo Barone, Manuel Perez-Mato, Silvia Picozzi, and Young Sun
High-temperature ferroelectricity and strong magnetoelectric effects in a hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite framework
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(1), 62-67 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409470

Piet Schönherr, Shilei Zhang, Yuanqian Liu, Patryk Kusch, Stephanie Reich, Terence Giles, Dominik Daisenberger, Dharmalingam Prabhakaran, Yulin Chen, and Thorsten Hesjedal
A new topological insulator built from quasi one-dimensional atomic ribbons
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(2), 130-135 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409518

Rahele Meshkian, Arni Sigurdur Ingason, Martin Dahlqvist, Andrejs Petruhins, Unnar B. Arnalds, Fridrik Magnus, Jun Lu, and Johanna Rosen
Theoretical stability, thin film synthesis and transport properties of the Mon+1GaCn MAX phase
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(3), 197-201 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201409543

Andreas Petritz, Alexander Fian, Eric D. Głowacki, Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci, Barbara Stadlober, and Mihai Irimia-Vladu
Ambipolar inverters with natural origin organic materials as gate dielectric and semiconducting layer
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(6), 358-361 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201510139

Gerd Plechinger, Philipp Nagler, Julia Kraus, Nicola Paradiso, Christoph Strunk, Christian Schüller, and Tobias Korn
Identification of excitons, trions and biexcitons in single-layer WS2
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(8), 457-461 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201510224

Ji Won Suk, Vladimir Mancevski, Yufeng Hao, Kenneth M. Liechti, and Rodney S. Ruoff
Fracture of polycrystalline graphene membranes by in situ nanoindentation in a scanning electron microscope
Phys. Status Solidi RRL 9(10), 564-569 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssr.201510244

More to read in physica status solidi (RRL)

Original Paper
Rolf %Ouml;ttking, Steve Kupke, Ebrahim Nadimi, Roman Leitsmann, Florian Lazarevic, Philipp Plänitz, Guntrade Roll, Stefan Slesazeck, Martin Trentzsch, and Thomas Mikolajick
Defect generation and activation processes in HfO2 thin films: Contributions to stress-induced leakage currents
Phys. Status Solidi A 212(3), 547-553 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201431697

Original Paper
Pengbo Liu, Hui Huang, Xueyu Liu, Min Bai, Danna Zhao, Zhenan Tang, Xianliang Huang, Ji-Yeun Kim, and Jinwei Guo
Core—shell nanowire diode based on strain-engineered bandgap
Phys. Status Solidi A 212(3), 617-622 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201431727

Advanced Materials Physics
Masahiro Mori, Yasuhiko Shimotsuma, Tomoaki Sei, Masaaki Sakakura, Kiyotaka Miura, and Haruhiko Udono
Tailoring thermoelectric properties of nanostructured crystal silicon fabricated by infrared femtosecond laser direct writing
Phys. Status Solidi A 212(4), 715-721 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201431777

Review Article
Claude Weisbuch, Marco Piccardo, Lucio Martinelli, Justin Iveland, Jacques Peretti, and James S. Speck
The efficiency challenge of nitride light-emitting diodes for lighting
Phys. Status Solidi A 212(5), 899-913 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssa.201431868

More to read in physica status solidi (a)

Review Article
John L. Lyons, Audrius Alkauskas, Anderson Janotti, and Chris G. Van de Walle
First-principles theory of acceptors in nitride semiconductors
Phys. Status Solidi B 252(5), 900-908 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201552062

Original Paper
Chan Soo Ha, Eric Hestekin, Jianheng Li, Michael E. Plesha and Roderic S. Lakes
Controllable thermal expansion of large magnitude in chiral negative Poisson's ratio lattices
Phys. Status Solidi B 252(7), 1431-1434 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201552158

Invited Article
Ado Jorio, Mark Kasperczyk, Nick Clark, Elke Neu, Patrick Maletinsky, Aravind Vijayaraghavan, and Lukas Novotny
Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman spectra of the high-energy C—C stretching modes in graphene and diamond
Phys. Status Solidi B 252(11), 2380-2384 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201552224

Invited Article
Marc Drögeler, Frank Volmer, Maik Wolter, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Daniel Neumaier, Christoph Stampfer, and Bernd Beschoten
Nanosecond spin lifetimes in bottom-up fabricated bilayer graphene spin-valves with atomic layer deposited Al2O3 spin injection and detection barriers
Phys. Status Solidi B 252(11), 2395-2400 (2015), DOI 10.1002/pssb.201552418

More to read in physica status solidi (b)

Recent and forthcoming Special Issues in physica status solidi