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Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

EPJ D Topical Issue: Spectroscopy of biomolecular ions in vacuo

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Spectroscopy of biomolecular ions in vacuo.

Gas-phase studies allow for investigation of intrinsic biomolecular properties that are unperturbed by solvation, counter ions or any other chemical environment. Over the last years, this field has seen big advances due to development of novel experimental techniques and theoretical approaches.

The combination of soft ionization techniques with radiofrequency or electrostatic ion transport and storage devices allows for preparation of ionic biomolecular targets that are sufficiently dense for spectroscopic studies. These targets can even be prepared in well-defined conformations or quantum states. In combination with lasers and more recently with advanced photon sources such as synchrotrons and free electron lasers, it is presently possible to investigate virtually any possible biomolecular system over a wide range of wavelengths, from THz spectroscopy of conformational modes up to soft X-ray spectroscopy of molecular electronic structure.

The Guest Editors welcome theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects of spectroscopy of biomolecular ions such as (but not limited to) proteins, oligonucleotides, protein biochromophores, or glycans.

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 a tentative title of the paper. 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: September 30, 2020

Submissions should be identified clearly as intended for the Topical Issue "Spectroscopy of biomolecular ions in vacuo". 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:

Steen Brøndsted Nielsen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gustavo Ariel Pino, National University of Cordoba – CONICET, Argentina, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Schlathölter, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EPJ D Topical Issue: “Advances in Physics of Ionized Gases and Spectroscopy of Isolated Complex Systems: from Biomolecules to Space Particles" (2020)

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming Topical Issue of EPJD entitled Advances in Physics of Ionized Gases and Spectroscopy of Isolated Complex Systems: from Biomolecules to Space Particles.

The aim of this Topical issue is to present new theoretical and experimental results connected with the physics of ionized gasses, including numerous fundamental and applicative processes such as: electron and photon interactions with atoms and complex molecular systems, heavy particle collisions, swarms and transport phenomena, atomic collisions in solids, sputtering and deposition, laser and plasma interaction with surfaces, plasma spectroscopy and other diagnostic methods, gas discharges, plasma applications and devices, fusion plasmas, astrophysical plasmas and collective phenomena.

All these processes are important for understanding plasma, which is a commonly present and widely studied state, and it can be found at practically all scales: from the astrophysical (e.g., in our Sun, solar wind, interplanetary medium, in other stars and interstellar medium, in all galaxies including our Milky Way, as well as in intergalactic space) to the different types of nanosystems and cluster systems on the atomistic and elementary particle level (photonic, electronic and atomic collisions, quark-gluon plasma). Moreover, these processes are important for understanding the interaction of ionizing radiation (e.g. VUV/X-rays) with ubiquitous complex systems such as solvated biomolecules.

Authors are invited to submit their work to the European Physical Journal D indicating their wish to appear in the Topical Issue “Advances in Physics of Ionized Gases and Spectroscopy of Isolated Complex Systems: from Biomolecules to Space Particles” and also indicating which of the Guest Editors they wish to handle their contribution. The issue is open to everyone working in the field.

Deadline for submission: September 30, 2020

The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue. More general information about EPJD including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.

Guest Editors:

Duško Borka, University of Belgrade, Serbia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Dragana Ilić, University of Belgrade, Serbia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Aleksandar Milosavljević, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Christophe Nicolas, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Vladimir Srećković, University of Belgrade, Serbia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Luka Č. Popović, Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade, Serbia (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Sylwia Ptasinska, University of Notre Dame, USA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

EPJ D Topical Issue: Atomic Cluster Collisions (2019)

Recent years have witnessed the rapid and extensive development of experimental, theoretical and computational methods for the analysis of structure and dynamics of atomic, molecular and biomolecular cluster systems of various degree of complexity. This has enabled studying properties of cluster systems on the atomistic level, thus providing a better understanding of the transition from a single atom or molecule to the solid state limit. Structural and dynamical properties of cluster systems are commonly studied by means of photonic, electronic and atomic collisions, while more recent approaches include also the employment of intense radiation sources such as free electron lasers.

The EPJD topical issue “Atomic Cluster Collisions (2019)” intends to gather the most recent results, both at the fundamental level of elementary mechanisms and at a more applied level, which are produced in this 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, nano-objects, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanostructures, biomolecules and biomolecular systems.

This field covers many different types of nanosystems, including weakly bound van der Waals clusters, metallic clusters, functionalized nanoparticles, nanodroplets, fullerenes and carbon clusters, hydrocarbons, gas-phase and nanosolvated biomolecules and biomolecular clusters. Various processes involving these systems are explored, such as spectroscopic and collisional processes of excited molecules in the gas phase; production of charged cluster ions; electron impact ionization of clusters; Coulomb explosion; high harmonic generation; photon, electron and ion irradiation; collision-induced phase transitions involving atomic clusters, nanoparticles and biomolecules.

The authors are asked to submit their work in the usual form of an original contribution to the European Physical Journal D, indicating their wish to appear in the Topical issue “Atomic Cluster Collisions (2019)” and also choosing which of the editors in charge they wish to be receiving their contribution.

Deadline for submission: February 29, 2020

Web submission is encouraged via: https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/

Scientific Editors of this topical issue:

Alexey Verkhovtsev (MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany),
Pablo de Vera (MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany),
Nigel J. Mason (University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom),
Andrey V. Solov’yov (MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

EPJ D Topical Issue: Topological Ultracold Atoms and Photonic Systems

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Topological Ultracold Atoms and Photonic Systems.

Recently considerable progress has been made in studying the topological properties of ultracold atoms and photonic systems including the realization and studies of synthetic magnetic field and spin-orbit coupling. In addition to single body properties of topology, the interplay between topology and many body effects are being actively explored. The aim of this Topical issue is to highlight these and other related current activities in a collection of articles showcasing the state of the art and indicating directions of future research, as well as potential applications such as in the field of quantum simulation.

The Guest Editors welcome theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects of topology for ultracold atoms and molecules, trapped ions, photonic systems and circuits. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Synthetic gauge fields for continuous and lattice systems, synthetic dimensions, periodically driven (Floquet) systems and time crystals, non-Hermitian systems, dynamical gauge fields, many-body topological effects for interacting systems.

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 a tentative title of the paper. 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: June 1, 2020

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue "Topological Ultracold Atoms and Photonic Systems". 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:

Gediminas Juzeliūnas, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yu-Ju Lin, IAMS, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ruichao Ma, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EPJ D Topical Issue: Quantum Technologies for Gravitational Physics

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Quantum Technologies for Gravitational Physics.

Quantum technologies have pushed the sensitivity of both light and atom gravity sensors to a level where they have surpassed classical instruments in laboratory experiments but also in some first portable devices. Exploiting quantum properties of light and atoms new applications appear at the horizon, but also novel tests of Einstein's General Relativity and quantum gravity become possible.

The Guest Editors welcome theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects of research investigating and applying quantum metrology and technologies on the field of gravity tests and gravitational measurements, ranging from purely abstract considerations to commercial applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum tests of gravity theories, atomic sensors or clocks for gravimetry and gravity potential determination, quantum technologies for gravitational wave detection - e.g. squeezed sources.

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 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: May 31, 2020

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue "Quantum Technologies for Gravitational Physics". 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/.

Already published papers can be found here.

Guest Editors of the Topical Issue:

Tanja E. Mehlstäubler, PTB, Germany, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yanbei Chen, Caltech, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guglielmo M. Tino, Università di Firenze and LENS, Italy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hsien-Chi Yeh, Sun Yat-sen University, China, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Editors-in-Chief
T. Calarco, S. Ptasinska and A.V. Solov'yov
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Simone Panaro

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

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