- Published on 03 August 2018
This Topical Issue aims to highlight the interdisciplinary research topics that elucidate the structure, formation, and dynamics of animate and inanimate matter on the nanometer scale. There are many examples of complex many-body systems at the micro- and nanoscale exhibiting unique features, properties and functions. These systems may have very different nature and origin, e.g. atomic and molecular clusters, nanostructures, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanomaterials, biomolecules, biomolecular and mesoscopic systems. A detailed understanding of the structure and dynamics of these systems on the nanometer scale is a difficult and fundamental task, the solution of which is necessary in numerous applications of nano- and bio- technology, material science and medicine.
Although mesoscopic, nano- and biomolecular systems differ in their nature and origin, a number of fundamental problems are common to all of them: What are the underlying principles of self-organization and self-assembly of matter at the micro- and nanoscale? Are these principles classical or quantum? How does function emerge at the nano- and mesoscale in systems with different origins? Which criteria govern the stability of these systems? How do their properties change as a function of size and composition? How are their properties altered by their environment? Seeking answers to these questions is at the core of a new interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology, a field now entitled Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) Science.
Experimental, theoretical and applied aspects of these problems are being discussed at the DySoN Conference series. Particular attention there is devoted to dynamical phenomena and many-body effects taking place in various MBN systems on the nanoscale, which include problems of structure formation, fusion and fission, collision and fragmentation, surfaces and interfaces, collective electron excitations, reactivity, nanoscale phase and morphological transitions, irradiation driven transformations of complex molecular systems, biodamage, channelling phenomena and many more.
The Editors of The European Physical Journal D therefore launch a call for submission of such papers on the part of the international community, open to all those working in relevant fields. It is expected that the participants of the upcoming DySoN 2018 meeting (to be held in October 08-12, Potsdam, Germany) will contribute to this Topical Issue by submitting their novel results.
The authors are asked to submit their work, which has to be in the usual form of an original contribution to this Journal, directly to the Editorial Office, indicating their wish to appear in the Topical issue on “Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale”, and also which of the editors in charge they wish to be receiving their contribution.
Deadline for submission: February 28, 2019
Web submission is encouraged via: https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/
Prof. Dr. Nigel J Mason,OBE, Head of School, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury CT2 7NH, United Kingdom
- Published on 26 January 2018
Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Quantum Correlations.
Quantum correlations represent a characteristic trait of quantum mechanics that in recent years has become a formidable tool for overcoming classical limits in several fields ranging from computation and communication to imaging and metrology.
These correlations can be quantified in different ways (as entanglement measures, discord…) which are hierarchically related to each other. Several studies in this field have been realized in quantum optics, exploiting atoms, photons and their interaction.
These correlations arise from the fundamental properties of quantum mechanics, namely superposition and coherence. In recent years we have seen extensive studies of different aspects of coherence and superposition, e.g. their possible (debated) role in biological systems, their experimental verification in double slit experiments with large molecules and also in their quantification in the framework of resource theories.
The purpose of this topical issue is to present both theoretical and experimental works addressed to investigate these concepts and their role in various areas of quantum science and quantum technologies. This issue is prepared in response to the challenges and visions outlined in the European Commission Quantum Technologies Flagship strategic document, and the commitment of the EC to support research in quantum technologies.
The Guest Editors welcome theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects of research investigating and applying quantum correlations, quantum coherence and quantum superposition, ranging from purely abstract considerations to commercial applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to quantum technologies (as quantum information, quantum communication, quantum metrology and sensing, quantum imaging), foundations of quantum mechanics and resource theories. The issue is open to everyone working in the field. We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Topical Issue to the Guest Editors as soon as possible. Please provide the tentative title of the paper and a short abstract. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/.
Deadline for submission: 31 August 2018
Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue "Quantum Correlations". Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Topical Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal. More general information about EPJD including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.
Guest Editors of the Topical Issue: