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 (b) – basic solid state physics covers theoretical and experimental investigations of the structural, electronic, optical, magnetic, and thermodynamic properties of solid materials based on quantum solid state physics. Current topics include nanotubes and graphene, 2-d layered materials, strongly correlated systems, superconductivity, multiferroics, topological insulators, and semiconductors for device technology. Methods range from analytic modeling and computational approaches via growth and preparation to characterization with microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopy, magnetization, dielectric and electrical characterization and beyond.
physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, the flagship pss journal, received an Impact Factor of 3.032 (up 18 %), with its core research publication areas of thin-film perovskites and silicon photovoltaics contributing to this success. The Impact Factor of physica status solidi (b) - basic solid state physics increased yet again, up 10% to 1.674 and physica status solidi (a) - applications and materials science received an impact factor of 1.775 (up 8 %).