- Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:11
Recent years have witnessed the rapid and extensive development of a variety of experimental tools and of the corresponding theoretical models for the analysis of the structure, properties and dynamics of nuclear, atomic, molecular, biological and complex cluster systems. Frequently, these systems are studied by means of photonic, electronic, heavy particle and atomic collisions. Both experimental and theoretical aspects of cluster physics uniquely placed between nuclear physics on one hand, and atomic, molecular and solid state physics, on the other hand, were the subject of investigation.
The EPJD topical issue “Atomic Cluster Collisions” intends to gather the most recent experimental and theoretical results, both at the fundamental level of elementary mechanisms and at the more applied level, produced in this research 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 (free and deposited), nano-objects, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanostructures, biomolecules and biomolecular systems. This field covers many different types of nanosystems and processes therein, which include weakly bound van der Waals clusters, metallic clusters, nanodroplets, fullerenes, hydrocarbons, and water clusters; spectroscopic and collisional processes of excited molecules and clusters in the gas phase; collective electron excitations, plasmons; atomic and molecular processes in a medium; production of charged cluster ions; electron impact ionization of clusters; Coulomb explosion; fission and multi-fragmentation; high harmonic generation; photon/electron/ion irradiation and subsequent electron emission from clusters; collision-induced fragmentation/multi-fragmentation and phase transitions involving atomic clusters, nanoparticles and biomolecules. These topics have been presented at the recent ISACC 2017 meeting (held in October 02-06, Varadero, Cuba, Spain). Participants of this meetings are expected to contribute their reports to this topical issue. However, submission to this EPJD issue is open to the entire research community working in the aforementioned areas and all the interested teams and individual researchers are welcome to participate in the publication of this topical issue.
The Editorial Office of the European Physical Journal D therefore launches a call for submission for such papers. 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 at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd, indicating their wish to appear in the topical issue on “Atomic Cluster Collisions”, and also which of the editors in charge they wish to handle their contribution.
Deadline for manuscript submission: March 31, 2018
Scientific Editors of the special issue: