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Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

EPJ Plus Focus Point Issue: The Magic of Glass

Guest editors: L. Cifarelli, F. Noferini, G. C. Righini

The celebration of the International Year of Glass in 2022 is at the origin of this Focus Point. Glass is a complex material with unique properties, that make it ubiquitous and indispensable in everyday life. Natural glass exists on the Earth since millions of years. The discovery of how to make glass was probably made towards the end of the third millennium B.C. From then on, in a way that at times has had something magic, glass objects have been an important part of human life and in the last centuries they have also been essential for the development of modern science. Microscopy, astronomy and, more recently, particle physics, data communications and optoelectronics are examples of academic and industrial research fields whose progress has been made possible thanks to the availability of special glasses. In this Focus Point, various different aspects in the development and use of glass will be addressed.

Manuscripts should be prepared following the instructions for authors. A special latex template is available here. Authors should submit their article to the Editorial Office of EPJ Plus via the submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/epjp by replying "yes" to the question 'Are you submitting this manuscript following an invitation to contribute to a "focus point" (topical article collection by invitation of guest editors)?' and then selecting “Focus Point on the Magic of Glass".

Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2023. Suitable papers will be published if and as soon as accepted.

Guest Editors:

Luisa Cifarelli, Università di Bologna and INFN, Sezione di Bologna, Italy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Francesco Noferini, INFN, Sezione di Bologna, Italy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Giancarlo C. Righini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" – CNR, Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Editors-in-Chief
A. Beige, J. Burgdörfer and S. Ptasinska
Thank you very much for processing this manuscript so rapidly, and obtaining two reports from competent referees.

Franck Laloë

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

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