- Published on 25 June 2020
Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on the Quantum Aspects of Attoscience.
Attoscience has emerged from the interaction of matter with intense laser fields and deals with some of the shortest timescales in nature. Its ultimate goal, to control electron dynamics in real time, has made the area hugely popular, with applications ranging from biomolecules to human-made devices. This rapid growth has led to a vast, fragmented methodological landscape, with many conflicting views. Furthermore, whilst classical methods have enjoyed great success, quantum aspects remain largely unexplored, especially in extended, highly correlated systems.
- Published on 12 June 2020
Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Atoms and Molecules in a Confined Environment.
Spatial confinement, originally developed in the 1930s in the context of problems in solid state theory, astronomy and high-pressure physics and chemistry has experienced a renewal of interest in the 21st century. Two volumes of Advances in Quantum Chemistry in 2009, a 2014 monograph edited by K.D. Sen and a review by Eugenio Ley-Koo in 2018 have summarized the growth of the field and facilitated access to the recent literature. The field of confined quantum systems continues to expand at a rate that merits publication of a topical issue of EPJ D: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.
- Published on 12 May 2020
Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on Low Temperature Plasmas: Processes, Diagnostics and Applications. The aim of this Topical issue is to present new results in the field of low temperature plasmas with a view towards new applications, and development of advanced technologies.
Simulation and theory, combined with development of plasma diagnostics and systems, all lead to improved understanding of plasmas; understanding that enables control and application, and results in the development of new methodologies and eventually to technology transfer.
- Published on 20 March 2020
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.
EPJ D Topical Issue: “Advances in Physics of Ionized Gases and Spectroscopy of Isolated Complex Systems: from Biomolecules to Space Particles" (2020)
- Published on 20 December 2019
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.
- Published on 24 July 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.
- Published on 01 July 2019
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.
- Published on 05 April 2019
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.