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EPJ D Topical Issue: Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy

Guest Editors: Márcio Bettega, Steve Buckman, Murtadha Khakoo, Paulo Limão-Vieira and Márcio Verella

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue in EPJD on “Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy”. The issue is intended to gather contributions from contemporary research on electron scattering, photoionization, molecular dynamics and related frontier problems in Molecular Sciences to cover theory, experiment and application.

Research conducted by Prof. McKoy in the 1960s, dedicated to pioneering applications of numerical methods to Quantum Chemistry problems, led him to focus on quantum scattering theory, with special interest on electronic collisions and molecular photoionization. Some of his early research led him to develop computer codes which extended Quantum Chemistry techniques to quantum collisions. These problems pose a challenge to numerical simulations since unbound particles, not having spatially localized quantum states, are found in both electron scattering and photoionization. The research on electronic collisions focused on applications to low-temperature plasmas, involving some interaction with the semiconductor industry. Later, Prof McKoy focused on electron attachment to biomolecules, a process that initiates chemical reactions with implications for DNA damage and cancer treatment. In the 1990s, he developed an interest on time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, motivated by the development of experimental pump-probe techniques. The computational studies combined the time propagation of nuclear wave packets with photoionization amplitudes to unveil the signatures of vibration dynamics in the simulated energy-, angle- and time-resolved photoelectron signals.

The topical issue is now open for submission of contributions. We invite interested authors to contact the guest editors, providing a tentative title and a short abstract of their contribution. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epjd/

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2021

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue on “Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy”. 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 EPJD, including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.

Guest Editors of the Special issue:

Márcio Henrique Franco Bettega, Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Parana, Caixa Postal 19044, 81531-990 Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Steve Buckman, Laser Physics Centre, Research School of Physics, Oliphant Building 60, Mills Road, The Australian National University, Canberra, Acton ACT 2601, Australia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Murtadha Khakoo, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, 800 North State College Blvd, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton CA 92834-6866, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paulo Limão-Vieira, Atomic and Molecular Collisions Laboratory, CEFITEC, Department of Physics, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Márcio Teixeira do Nascimento Varella, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access

EPJ D is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme. We have 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). As of March 2021 this list includes Austria, the Netherlands, Qatar, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Italy, Poland, the UK, Switzerland and Germany. For further information on eligible authors please consult the list of “Transformative Read and Publish agreements” on https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/institutional-agreements.

Editors-in-Chief
A. Beige, S. Ptasinska and A.V. Solov'yov
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ISSN (Print Edition): 1434-6060
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1434-6079

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