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The European Physical Journal D

The European Physical Journal D

Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

Editors-in-Chief: V. Buzek; H. Kersten; A.V. Solov'yov

ISSN: 1434-6060 (print version)
ISSN: 1434-6079 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10053

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Call for Papers for Topical Issues

Special Issue: Low energy positron and electron interactions 

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJD dedicated to low energy positron and electron interactions, associated with the POSMOL2017 conference, to be held on Magnetic Island, Australia.
POSMOL2017 incorporates the XIX International Workshop on Low-Energy Positron and Positronium Physics and the XX International Symposium on Electron-Molecule Collisions and Swarms, and while papers are primarily expected to be based on presentations at the meeting, the issue is open to all relevant work in the field. All submissions will be subject to the usual peer review standards of the journal.
We invite the contributors to submit their manuscripts before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/. If you are a first-time author with EPJD, you will first be invited to register on the same web site. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Special Issue "Low energy positron and electron interactions". Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Special Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. More general information about EPJD including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.
Guest Editors of the special issue:
James Sullivan (Australian National University)
Ron White (James Cook University)
Michael Bromley (University of Queensland)
David Cassidy (University College London)
Ilya Fabrikant (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
The deadline for submissions will be 24th July, 2017 – the final day of POSMOL2017.

Special Issue: Advances in Plasma Chemistry 

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJD dedicated to advances in plasma chemistry. The core content of this Special Issue will be based on the papers presented at the 7th Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (CESPC-7), Sv. Martin na Muri, Croatia, from September 3rd to September7th, 2017. The CESPC conference was initiated 11 years ago and is supported by the Central European Initiative (CEI) and attended by scientists from all over the world.
The scope of this issue extends on major areas of fundamental studies and applications of plasma, and includes: fundamentals, modelling and diagnostics, new materials, energy technologies, environmental protection, bio- and medical-plasma technologies, surface processes, food and agriculture plasma technologies and related topics.
The submission is open to everyone working in the field. We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Special 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 EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/.
Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Special Issue "Advances in Plasma Chemistry". Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Special 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 general information about EPJD including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.
Guest Editors of the Special issue:
Holger Kersten, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany, kersten@physik.uni-kiel.de
Nikša Krstulović, Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia niksak@ifs.hr
Slobodan Milošević, Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia slobodan@ifs.hr
Deadline for submission: September 1st, 2017.

Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale 

This Topical Issue aims at highlighting the interdisciplinary research topics that elucidate the structure formation and dynamics of animate and inanimate matter on the nanometre scale. There are many examples of complex many-body systems of micro- and nanometre scale size exhibiting unique features, properties and functions. These systems may have very different nature and origin, e.g. atomic and molecular clusters, nanostructures, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanomaterials, biomolecules, biomolecular and mesoscopic systems. A detailed understanding of the structure and dynamics of these systems on the nanometre scale is a difficult and fundamental task, the solution of which is necessary in numerous applications of nano- and bio- technology, material science and medicine.
Although mesoscopic, nano- and biomolecular systems differ in their nature and origin, a number of fundamental problems are common to all of them: What are the underlying principles of self-organization and self-assembly of matter at the micro- and nanoscale? Are these principles classical or quantum? How does function emerge at the nano- and mesoscale in systems with different origins? Which criteria govern the stability of these systems? How do their properties change as a function of size and composition? How are their properties altered by their environment? Seeking answers to these questions is at the core of a new interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology, a field now entitled Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) Science.
Experimental, theoretical and applied aspects of these problems are being discussed at the series of the DySoN Conferences. Particular attention there is devoted to dynamical phenomena and many-body effects taking place in various MBN systems on the nanoscale, which include problems of structure formation, fusion and fission, collision and fragmentation, surfaces and interfaces, collective electron excitations, reactivity, nanoscale phase and morphological transitions, irradiation driven transformations of complex molecular systems, biodamage, channelling phenomena and many more. Although the issue is not a collection of conference proceedings, we expect that the participants of the recent DySoN 2016 meeting (held in October 03-07, Bad Ems, Germany) will contribute to it by submitting their novel results.
The subjects covered in this topical issue are also highly relevant to the topics of numerous European Projects, such as currently running COST Action CM1301 CELINA - “Chemistry for ELectron-Initiated Nanolithography”, or the project FP7-ITN-ARGENT- 608163 - “Advanced Radiotherapy, Generated by Exploiting Nanoprocesses and Technologies”. The latter project inherited and extended the scopes of the recently ended COST Action Nano-IBCT - “Nanoscale insights into ion-beam cancer therapy” towards the understanding of nanoparticle impacts on biological systems and related biomedical applications. These research communities are also kindly invited to contribute to this EPJD Topical Issue.
The Editorial Office of The European Physical Journal D therefore launches a call for submission for such papers on the part of the international community, indicating below the names of the Scientific Editors in charge, who will be involved in the preparation of the present issue.
The 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, indicating their wish to appear in the Topical issue on “Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale”, and also which of the editors in charge they wish to be receiving their contribution.
Editors in-Chief of EPJD: V. Buzek, H. Kersten, and A.V. Solov'yov
Scientific Editors of the Special issue:
Prof. Dr. Andrei Korol and Prof. Dr. Andrey V. Solov’yov
MBN Research Center gGmbH, Altenhoferallee 3, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Tel.: +49-(0)69-647777580, E-mail: solovyov@mbnresearch.com, http://mbnresearch.com
Deadline for submission: December 30, 2016.

Dynamics of Molecular Systems 

This Topical Issue of EPJD: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics is to be published following the International Conference XXI European Conference on Dynamics of Molecular Systems (MOLEC 2016), Toledo, Spain, 11-16 September 2016.
Contributions are welcome on current topics in the field of Reaction Dynamics involving atoms, molecules, clusters, and surfaces.
The Topical Issue will be primarily based on the contributions reported on MOLEC 2016, but is not to be considered as the proceedings of the conference. All submissions will be subject to the usual peer review standards of the journal. Note that acceptance for the conference MOLEC 2016 does not guarantee acceptance for the published Topical Issue.
The deadline for submission of manuscripts for this Topical Issue is November 30, 2016.
To help authors prepare their manuscript, detailed information about the preferred style files for EPJ D can be found here. More general information about EPJ D is available on http://epjd.epj.org/.
Please, send your manuscripts before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd. If you are a first-time author with EPJ D, you must first register, which can be done directly on the above web site. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue ”XXI edition of the European Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Systems (MOLEC 2016)”
We look forward to receiving your submission!
The Guest Editors:
Alberto García-Vela (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain)
Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
María Luisa Senent (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain)

Many Particle Spectroscopy of Atoms, Molecules, Clusters and Surfaces 

This Topical Issue of EPJD: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics is to be published following the International Conference on Many Particle Spectroscopy of Atoms, Molecules, Clusters and Surfaces (MPS 2016), Moscow, Russia, 23-26 August 2016.
Contributions are welcome on current hot topics in the field of interaction of various projectiles (photons, charged and neutral light and heavy particles) with atoms, molecules, clusters and surfaces. The Topical Issue will be primarily based on the contributions reported on MPS-2016, but is not to be considered as the proceedings of conference, and submission is open to everyone working in the field. All submissions will be subject to the usual peer review standards of the journal. Note that acceptance for the conference MPS-2016 does not guarantee acceptance for the published Topical Issue.
Please, send you manuscripts before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd. If you are a first-time author with EPJ D, you must first register, which can be done directly on the above web site. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue "Many Particle Spectroscopy of Atoms, Molecules, Clusters and Surfaces".
We look forward to receiving your submission!
The Guest Editors for this issue are:
Alexei N. Grum-Grzhimailo (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
Elena V Gryzlova (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
Yu V Popov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
Andrey V Solov'yov (MBN Research Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
  • Deadline: September 30, 2016

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    ATOMIC PHYSICS 
    Atomic Structures and Properties 
    QED, Relativistic and Many-Body Calculations 
    Atoms in External Fields 
    Exotic Atoms 
    Low and Highly Charged Ions 
    Metrology and Fundamental Constants 
    Experimental Tests of Fundamental Symmetries

    MOLECULAR PHYSICS AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS 
    Molecular Structure and Properties 
    Molecular Optical Spectroscopy 
    Magnetic Resonance (NMR, EPR) Molecular Spectroscopy 
    Synchrotron and X-Rays Studies of Molecular Structure 
    Molecules in External Fields 
    Decay Processes 
    Biological Molecules

    ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR COLLISIONS 
    Collisions of Atoms, Ions and Molecules 
    Molecular Interaction and Reactivity 
    Electron/Positron Scattering with Atoms and Molecules 
    Collision Processes Involving Biomacromolecules 
    Dynamics of Macromolecules 
    Biomolecular Mechanics

    CLUSTERS AND NANOSTRUCTURES 
    Structure and Properties of Clusters 
    Reactivity of Clusters 
    Clusters and Nanostructures on Surfaces 
    Fullerenes and Carbon Clusters 
    Helium Droplets 
    Nanoparticles, Nanohybrid Systems 
    Metamaterials

    PLASMA PHYSICS 
    Basic plasma phenomena 
    Waves, Instabilities and Nonlinear Plasma Dynamics 
    Magnetic and Inertial Plasma Confinement 
    Plasma Applications: Surface Fabrication and Treatment, 
        Biological, Environmental, Aerospace and Emerging Applications 
    Plasma Diagnostics 
    Plasma Physics in Ultra-high Fields 
    Warm and Dense Matter

    COLD MATTER AND QUANTUM GASES 
    Laser Cooling 
    Atom and Ion Traps 
    Atom and Molecule Optics and Interferometry 
    Bose-Einstein Condensation 
    Fermi Gas 
    Quantum Fluids 
    Cold Molecules 
    Interactions and Reactions in Cold Traps 
    Ultracold Plasmas

    NONLINEAR DYNAMICS 
    Theory and Models - Dynamical Instabilities 
    Classical and Quantum Chaos in Atoms, Molecules and Optics 
    Pattern Formation and Spatial Solitons

    OPTICAL PHENOMENA AND PHOTONICS 
    Light-Matter Interaction 
    Physics of Lasers 
    Nonlinear Optical Phenomena 
    Propagation - Solitons 
    Nanophotonics, Plasmonics

    QUANTUM OPTICS 
    Quantum Properties of Light
    Quantum Correlation and Entanglement 
    Cavity QED 
    Quantum Measurements

    QUANTUM INFORMATION 
    Quantum Information Processing and Computing 
    Quantum Communications and Cryptography 
    Quantum Memories 
    Quantum Simulation

    ULTRAINTENSE AND ULTRASHORT LASER FIELDS 
    Attosecond Pulses 
    Multiphoton Ionisation 
    Harmonics and X-Ray Generation 
    Femtochemistry 
    Plasma and Clusters in Ultraintense Laser Fields 
    Particles Acceleration 
    Filamentation

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    Colloquia describe the development of new areas of research or the impact of new and promising experimental or theoretical methods in the fields that are within the spectrum of topics covered by EPJD. While not as extensive and complete as reviews in the usual sense, they are intended to suitably introduce new research directions and techniques in their early stages of development, and to a wider audience. There is no explicit constraint regarding the length of such manuscripts, although 20 printed pages would be the most usual length. All invited/submitted manuscripts will undergo the same refereeing procedure as all other contributions submitted to the journal. For invited colloquium papers, authors will receive a honorarium of EUR 400,-- upon publication and colour figures will be free of charge. Colloquium papers are generally solicited by the journal editors. Authors wishing to submit a colloquium paper are advised to contact the colloquia and review editors.

    Topical Reviews provide a comprehensive and extensive summary of recent research results in a field that is within the spectrum of topics covered by EPJ D and are of current interest to a broader audience.  A topical review should aim to summarize the pertinent experimental, theoretical, and computational results obtained by the key research groups working in the field in the past 10 years. Historical reviews of an entire sub-field of physics are discouraged.  There is no explicit constraint regarding the length of such manuscripts, although 35 printed pages would be the most usual length. All invited/submitted manuscripts will undergo the same refereeing procedure as all other contributions submitted to the journal. For invited topical review papers, authors will receive a honorarium of EUR 400,-- upon publication and color figures will be free of charge. Topical review papers are generally solicited by the journal editors. Authors wishing to submit a topical review paper are advised to contact the colloquia and review editors.

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