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Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

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: December 30, 2019

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: December 1, 2019

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: December 31, 2019

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, H. Kersten and A.V. Solov'yov
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ISSN (Print Edition): 1434-6060
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1434-6079

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