- Published on Friday, 26 January 2018 15:01
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 July 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:
- Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:11
Recent years have witnessed the rapid and extensive development of a variety of experimental tools and of the corresponding theoretical models for the analysis of the structure, properties and dynamics of nuclear, atomic, molecular, biological and complex cluster systems. Frequently, these systems are studied by means of photonic, electronic, heavy particle and atomic collisions. Both experimental and theoretical aspects of cluster physics uniquely placed between nuclear physics on one hand, and atomic, molecular and solid state physics, on the other hand, were the subject of investigation.
The EPJD topical issue “Atomic Cluster Collisions” intends to gather the most recent experimental and theoretical results, both at the fundamental level of elementary mechanisms and at the more applied level, produced in this research area by the international community. The topical issue thus aims to provide a state-of-the-art description of what is being done in the field of structure-formation and dynamics of atomic and molecular clusters (free and deposited), nano-objects, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanostructures, biomolecules and biomolecular systems. This field covers many different types of nanosystems and processes therein, which include weakly bound van der Waals clusters, metallic clusters, nanodroplets, fullerenes, hydrocarbons, and water clusters; spectroscopic and collisional processes of excited molecules and clusters in the gas phase; collective electron excitations, plasmons; atomic and molecular processes in a medium; production of charged cluster ions; electron impact ionization of clusters; Coulomb explosion; fission and multi-fragmentation; high harmonic generation; photon/electron/ion irradiation and subsequent electron emission from clusters; collision-induced fragmentation/multi-fragmentation and phase transitions involving atomic clusters, nanoparticles and biomolecules. These topics have been presented at the recent ISACC 2017 meeting (held in October 02-06, Varadero, Cuba, Spain). Participants of this meetings are expected to contribute their reports to this topical issue. However, submission to this EPJD issue is open to the entire research community working in the aforementioned areas and all the interested teams and individual researchers are welcome to participate in the publication of this topical issue.
The Editorial Office of the European Physical Journal D therefore launches a call for submission for such papers. 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 at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd, indicating their wish to appear in the topical issue on “Atomic Cluster Collisions”, and also which of the editors in charge they wish to handle their contribution.
Deadline for manuscript submission: March 31, 2018
Scientific Editors of the special issue: