- 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).