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Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

EPJ D Topical Issue: Physics of Ionized Gases and Spectroscopy of Isolated Complex Systems: Fundamentals and Applications (2022)

Guest Editors: Bratislav Obradović, Jovan Cvetić, Dragana Ilić, Vladimir Srećković and Sylwia Ptasinska

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming Topical Issue of EPJD entitled Physics of Ionized Gases and Spectroscopy of Isolated Complex Systems: Fundamentals and Applications.

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.

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems

Guest Editors: Paolo Crivelli (ETH Zürich), Krzysztof Pachucki (University of Warsaw ), Wim Ubachs (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Thomas Udem (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics), Stefan Ulmer (CERN)

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on “Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems”.

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Studies of simple atomic systems played a crucial role in creation of modern quantum physics. Precise measurements of atomic spectra stimulated development of the non-relativistic and as well as relativistic quantum mechanics. The discovery of the Lamb shift in hydrogen and the anomalous magnetic moment of free electron lead to creation of quantum electrodynamics and the idea of renormalization which presently is considered as the cornerstone of the quantum field theory. Nowadays, simple atomic systems play an important role in tests of quantum electrodynamics at the precision frontiers, and in searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. Moreover, precise measurements and calculations for these systems allow to determine fundamental physical constants and put constrains on their possible variations in time.

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Quantum Walks and applications

Guest Editors: Claudia Benedetti, Igor Jex, Leonardo Novo, Matteo Paris and Vahid Karimipour

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on “Quantum Walks and applications”.

The emergence of quantum technology, especially those applications involving coherent transport of charge, energy and information, has renewed the interest about the role of topology in the dynamics of quantum systems, as well as about the relationships between basic features of quantum mechanics and practical technological problems.

The study of quantum walks has several motivations besides quantum transport, including their mathematical interest and their use in the design of randomized and quantum algorithms, e.g. the fact that the well-known Grover search algorithm can also be viewed as a quantum walk algorithm. In this framework, the coherent manipulation of single photons, atoms, electrons or circuits has been concretely achieved, opening the possibility of implementing discrete- and continuous-time quantum walks in the lab, and even to conceive new classes of dynamical generators.

The present topical issue of EPJD is devoted to provide the reader with an up-to-date snapshot of the current research about quantum walks and applications, aiming at the understanding of their current benefits and limitations, as well as fostering new fundamental research, besides applications.

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Dynamics and Photodynamics: from isolated molecules to the condensed phase

Guest Editors:
Luis Bañares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
Ramón Hernández-Lamoneda, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, México.
Pascal Larregaray, University of Bordeaux, France.
Germán Rojas-Lorenzo, InSTEC, University of Havana, Cuba.
Jesús Rubayo-Soneira, InSTEC, University of Havana, Cuba

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on “Dynamics and Photodynamics: from isolated molecules to the condensed phase”.

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EPJ D Topical Issue on Electron-Driven Processes from Single Collisions to High-Pressure Plasmas

Guest Editors: Michael Brunger, Holger Kersten and Jose L Lopez.

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on Electron-Driven Processes from Single Collisions to High-Pressure Plasmas.

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Kurt Becker has had a long and remarkable research career that spans from the early 1980s to the present. At the core of all of his work were electron-driven and electron-initiated processes. Throughout his career, the study of electron-molecule collisions played a central role, particularly the measurement and calculation of electron ionization cross sections with molecules and free radicals of technological importance. His early work also dealt with elucidating the role of spin-dependent interactions in electron-atom collisions.

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Editors-in-Chief
A. Beige, J. Burgdörfer and S. Ptasinska
It is always a pleasure to review for EPJD.

Miguel Ángel García-March

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

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