EPJ D Topical Issue: Physics of Ionized Gases and Spectroscopy of Isolated Complex Systems: Fundamentals and Applications (2022)
- Published on 27 July 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.
- Published on 24 June 2022
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”.
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.
- Published on 22 June 2022
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.
To this aim, we welcome original research papers and tutorials about Quantum Walks and related fields as well as their applications. 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 EPJ D Editorial Office at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epjd/.
Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue on “Quantum Walks and applications”. 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 information about EPJ D, including instructions for authors is available here.
Guest Editors of the Special issue:
EPJ D is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme and a growing number of Springer Compact “Publish and Read” arrangements which enable authors to publish OA at no direct cost (all costs are paid centrally).
- Published on 15 June 2022
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”.
- Published on 04 February 2022
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.
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.
- Published on 09 November 2021
Guest Editors: Tong-Pu Yu, Francesco Pegoraro, Gianluca Sarri and David A. Reis.
Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJD on “High Field QED Physics”.
Recent progress in ultra-high intensity laser technology has opened up new frontiers in several key research topics, including relativistic non-linear optics, high-field quantum electrodynamics (HI-QED), high-energy particle physics, and laboratory astrophysics. Several high-power laser facilities worldwide – such as the CLF, the ELI pillars, SULF, SILEX-II, GIST – have now reported on successful operations at, or even exceeding, PetaWatt (PW)-scale peak powers and focused intensities exceeding 1023 Wcm-2. With such intense laser pulses, the interaction between laser and matter enters into a QED-dominated realm, where extremely rich nonlinear phenomena such as rapid acceleration of electrons and ions, copious electron-positron pair production, and ultra-brilliant gamma-ray emission are involved. These QED processes become important when the electric field in the electron’s rest frame approaches the critical field for QED (the Schwinger field Es= 1.3×1018 Vm-1).
- Published on 21 October 2021
Guest Editors: David Clément, Joseph Thywissen, and Philippe Grangier
Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue in EPJD on “Quantum Optics of Light and Matter: honouring Alain Aspect”. The issue is intended to gather contributions from contemporary research on quantum and atom optics, including frontier problems in quantum physics and quantum simulations with photons and ultra-cold gases, and covering theory, experiments, and applications.
Research conducted by Alain Aspect in the 1980s with photons were fundamental to the experimental demonstration of non-local quantum correlations – entanglement – through the violation of Bell inequalities, as well as to the development of single-photon sources. Following these advances, both fundamental research of entanglement and applications in quantum communications have flourished. In the 1990s, Alain entered the emerging field of atomic matter waves, with seminal contributions to laser cooling of atoms, in the group around Claude Cohen-Tannoudji at ENS and Collège de France. This led him to launch the Atom Optics research group at Institut d’Optique with the aim of investigating the properties of matter waves at ultra-low temperatures.