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Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

EPJ D Special Issue: Fundamentals of Complex Plasmas

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJD associated with the Collaborative Research Centre 24 “Fundamentals of Complex Plasmas” (CRC 24) at the locations Greifswald and Kiel in Germany, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for 12 years. The CRC 24 involves comprehensive investigations of multi-component plasmas which contain nano- or micro-particles, negative ions, reactive molecules or radicals capable of being influenced by physical and chemical processes at surfaces. The focus is on the following recent and closely connected research topics: (i) forces, embedding, order phenomena and collective effects in dusty plasmas, (ii) chemical and physical processes involving ions, atoms and molecules in non-thermal low and atmospheric pressure plasmas including effects due to the interaction with plasma boundaries, (iii) synthesis and properties of nano-particles in the plasma and their deposition on surfaces, (iv) waves, self-organization and stability of multi-component plasmas, and (v) strongly coupled systems in the presence of strong magnetic fields. The CRC 24 contains a network of experimental investigations, analytical theory, computer simulation, and innovative data analysis which will be covered by this special issue.

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/. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/. The papers will be published after the acceptance of all submitted papers.

Deadline for paper submission: May 31, 2017

Guest editors of the special issue:

Juergen Meichsner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Michael Bonitz, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
Holger Fehske, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Alexander Piel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

EPJ D Special Issue: Low energy positron and electron interactions

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJD dedicated to low energy positron and electron interactions, associated with the POSMOL2017 conference, to be held on Magnetic Island, Australia.

POSMOL2017 incorporates the XIX International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics and the XX International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms, and while papers are primarily expected to be based on presentations at the meeting, the issue is open to all relevant work in the field. All submissions will be subject to the usual peer review standards of the journal.

The deadline for submissions will be 30 September, 2017.

We invite the contributors to submit their manuscripts before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/. If you are a first-time author with EPJD, you will first be invited to register on the same web site. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Special Issue "Low energy positron and electron interactions". Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Special Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. More general information about EPJD including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.

Guest Editors of the special issue:

James Sullivan (Australian National University)
Ron White (James Cook University)
Michael Bromley (University of Queensland)
David Cassidy (University College London)
Ilya Fabrikant (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

EPJ D Special Issue: Advances in Plasma Chemistry

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJD dedicated to advances in plasma chemistry. The core content of this Special Issue will be based on the papers presented at the 7th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC-7), Sv. Martin na Muri, Croatia, from September 3rd to September7th, 2017. The CESPC conference was initiated 11 years ago and is supported by the Central European Initiative (CEI) and attended by scientists from all over the world.

The scope of this issue extends on major areas of fundamental studies and applications of plasma, and includes: fundamentals, modelling and diagnostics, new materials, energy technologies, environmental protection, bio- and medical-plasma technologies, surface processes, food and agriculture plasma technologies and related topics.

The submission is open to everyone working in the field. We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Special 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: September 1st, 2017.

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Special Issue "Advances in Plasma Chemistry". Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Special 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 Special issue:

Holger Kersten, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nikša Krstulović, Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Slobodan Milošević, Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EPJ D Special issue: Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale

This Topical Issue aims at highlighting the interdisciplinary research topics that elucidate the structure formation and dynamics of animate and inanimate matter on the nanometre scale. There are many examples of complex many-body systems of micro- and nanometre scale size 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 nanometre 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 series of the DySoN Conferences. 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. Although the issue is not a collection of conference proceedings, we expect that the participants of the recent DySoN 2016 meeting (held in October 03-07, Bad Ems, Germany) will contribute to it by submitting their novel results.

The subjects covered in this topical issue are also highly relevant to the topics of numerous European Projects, such as currently running COST Action CM1301 CELINA - “Chemistry for ELectron-Initiated Nanolithography”, or the project FP7-ITN-ARGENT- 608163 - “Advanced Radiotherapy, Generated by Exploiting Nanoprocesses and Technologies”. The latter project inherited and extended the scopes of the recently ended COST Action Nano-IBCT - “Nanoscale insights into ion-beam cancer therapy” towards the understanding of nanoparticle impacts on biological systems and related biomedical applications. These research communities are also kindly invited to contribute to this EPJD Topical Issue.

The Editorial Office of The European Physical Journal D therefore launches a call for submission for such papers on the part of the international community, indicating below the names of the Scientific Editors in charge, who will be involved in the preparation of the present issue.

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.

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

Editors in-Chief of EPJD: V. Buzek, H. Kersten, and A.V. Solov'yov

Scientific Editors of the Special issue:

Prof. Dr. Andrei Korol and Prof. Dr. Andrey V. Solov’yov
MBN Research Center gGmbH, Altenhoferallee 3, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Tel.: +49-(0)69-647777580, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , http://mbnresearch.com

EPJ D Special issue: Theory and Applications of the Lugiato-Lefever Equation

The Lugiato-Lefever Equation (LLE) was first introduced in 1987 by Luigi Lugiato and René Lefever as a paradigm for the understanding of complex phenomena in dissipative and nonlinear optical cavities. About thirty years later, this equation has become an essential model to investigate the dynamical properties of laser fields confined in nonlinear optical resonators. The LLE has permitted the prediction and analysis of various intra-cavity structures such as solitons (bright and dark, spatial and temporal), Turing patterns (rolls, hexagons), and even spatiotemporal chaos. This equation has also been found to be the best framework for the theoretical investigation of Kerr optical frequency comb generation using whispering gallery mode cavities or integrated ring resonators. These Kerr combs are known to be useful for several applications in aerospace engineering, coherent optical fiber communications, and time-frequency metrology. A quantum version of the LLE also permits to explore phenomena such as entanglement and two-mode squeezing.

This topical issue, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of LLE, will feature an introductory article co-authored by Luigi Lugiato, and is intended to provide an overview of current research in relation with the theory and applications of the LLE.

We invite the community to submit contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Kerr optical frequency combs in whispering gallery mode resonators
  • Spatial dissipative structures in optical cavities
  • Temporal dissipative structures in fiber ring resonators
  • Quantum effects in Kerr cavities
  • Mathematical analysis of the LLE
  • Applications of systems modeled by the LLE
  • Extensions of the LLE to include new effects and materials (Raman, polarization, noise, photonic crystals, non-local coupling, delayed feedback, etc.)

We invite the contributors to submit their manuscripts before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd. If you are a first-time author with EPJD, you will first be invited to register on the same web site. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue "Theory and applications of the Lugiato-Lefever Equation". The style for submission can be found here.

Guest Editors of the special issue:

  • Yanne K. Chembo, FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS, France
  • Damia Gomila, IFISC, Spain
  • Mustapha Tlidi, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Curtis R. Menyuk, Univ. Maryland Baltimore County, USA

EPJ D Topical Issue: Dynamics of Molecular Systems

This Topical Issue of EPJD: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics is to be published following the International Conference XXI European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Systems (MOLEC 2016), Toledo, Spain, 11-16 September 2016.

Contributions are welcome on current topics in the field of Reaction Dynamics involving atoms, molecules, clusters, and surfaces.

The Topical Issue will be primarily based on the contributions reported on MOLEC 2016, but is not to be considered as the proceedings of the conference. All submissions will be subject to the usual peer review standards of the journal. Note that acceptance for the conference MOLEC 2016 does not guarantee acceptance for the published Topical Issue.

To help authors prepare their manuscript, detailed information about the preferred style files for EPJ D can be found here. More general information about EPJ D is available on http://epjd.epj.org/.

Please, send your manuscripts before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd. If you are a first-time author with EPJ D, you must first register, which can be done directly on the above web site. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue ”XXI edition of the European Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Systems (MOLEC 2016)”

We look forward to receiving your submission!

The Guest Editors:

Alberto García-Vela (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain)
Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
María Luisa Senent (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain)

Editors-in-Chief
V. Buzek, H. Kersten and A.V. Solov'yov
It was my pleasure to be given the opportunity of being helpful in the scientific production process of EPJD. I enjoyed the experience as a referee for the journal: it was instructive, and its procedures were clear and simple. You can certainly count on my assistance for future similar appointments.

Luca Argenti

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

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