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Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

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Atom interferometry in free flight

Philippe Bouyer and co-workers in France performed a range of impressive experiments with an atom interferometer in free flight, onboard an Airbus aircraft making "micro-gravity jumps". These experiments successfully demonstrate that when atoms are sufficiently cooled and controlled, their wave properties can be used to perform interferometry in a way analogous to standard interferometry with light. This moves the field closer to the implementation of a range of sensors for e.g. gravity, rotation and inertia with unprecedented accuracy. Such devices will be potentially very useful in satellites and in space missions.

To read the full paper by Philippe Bouyer et al. on "Light-pulse atom interferometry in microgravity" click here

Time stamping in Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiments

Using the time of detection of each single photon, the authors falsify a class of non-ergodic local models that have not been tested in previous experiments on the Bell inequality.

To read the full paper by M.B. Agüero, A.A. Hnilo, M.G. Kovalsky and M.A. Larotonda click here

Kurt Becker to lead the plasma physics sections of EPJ D

As of July 2009 The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics has a third Editor-in-Chief. Kurt H. Becker (NYU-Poly) has been appointed and will work alongside Franco Gianturco and Claude Fabre, toward strengthening EPJ D. His particular emphasis will be on low-temperature plasma physics.

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EPJ D broadens its scope in plasma physics

EPJ D broadens its scope in plasma physics by merging with the Czechoslovak Journal of Physics (CJoP) as of January 1st, 2007. CJoP is presently published by the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and distributed by Springer. Publishing in all areas of physics CJoP is particularly active in the field of plasma physics. To reflect this new emphasis in scope, EPJ D has recently changed its subtitle from "Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics" to "Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics". Acta Physica Hungarica B - Quantum Electronics is also merging.

EPJ D - European Commission's new Quantum Information Classification Scheme

EPJ D supports and endorses the European Commission's new Quantum Information Classification Scheme (QICS) which, in the field of quantum information sciences, both extends and complements the well-known PACS scheme. For accepted EPJ D articles relevant to the subject matter, the Editorial Office of EPJ D will kindly invite authors to provide appropriate QICS codes in addition to the usual PACS codes.

See also the Press Release.

Editors-in-Chief
V. Buzek, H. Kersten and A.V. Solov'yov
It was a pleasure to collaborate with your journal as a referee. Also in the future I will be pleased to do this again.

Tomaz Gyergyek

ISSN (Print Edition): 1434-6060
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1434-6079

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