The physica status solidi (pss) journal group is devoted to the thorough peer review and the rapid publication of new and important results in all fields of solid state and materials physics, from basic science to applications and devices. Among the largest and most established international publications, the pss journals publish review articles, letters and original work as well as special issues and conference contributions.
physica status solidi (a) – applications and materials science covers modern solid state physics and physical materials science with an emphasis on materials and device applications. This encompasses the preparation, analysis and description of solid, advanced material systems, nanostructures, films, surfaces and interfaces with respect to electronic, magnetic, optical, thermal, structural and morphological properties, as well as device design and characteristics. Current topics include semiconductor electronics and optoelectronics, organic electronics, photovoltaics, sensors, thermoelectrics, non-volatile memory, resistive switching, spintronics, dielectrics, ferroics and superconductors.
With the 2015 release, physica status solidi (a) – applications and materials science further improves its Impact Factor to 1.648. Key technological advances in magnetic recording, organic semiconductors and LEDs, solar cells, thermoelectrics and semiconducting oxides are among the most-cited topics in the current IF time window.