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The European Physical Journal D

The European Physical Journal D

Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics

Editors-in-Chief: T. Calarco; H. Kersten; A.V. Solov'yov

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

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EPJ D Topical Issue: Quantum Technologies for Gravitational Physics 

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on Quantum Technologies for Gravitational Physics.
Quantum technologies have pushed the sensitivity of both light and atom gravity sensors to a level where they have surpassed classical instruments in laboratory experiments but also in some first portable devices. Exploiting quantum properties of light and atoms new applications appear at the horizon, but also novel tests of Einstein's General Relativity and quantum gravity become possible.
The Guest Editors welcome theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects of research investigating and applying quantum metrology and technologies on the field of gravity tests and gravitational measurements, ranging from purely abstract considerations to commercial applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum tests of gravity theories, atomic sensors or clocks for gravimetry and gravity potential determination, quantum technologies for gravitational wave detection - e.g. squeezed sources.
This issue is prepared in response to the challenges and visions outlined in the European Commission Quantum Technologies Flagship strategic document, and the commitment of the EC to support research in quantum technologies.
The issue is open to everyone working in the field. 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 EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/.
Deadline for submission: September 30, 2019
Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue "Quantum Technologies for Gravitational Physics". 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 general information about EPJD including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.
Guest Editors of the Topical Issue:
Tanja E. Mehlstäubler, PTB, Germany, tanja.mehlstaeubler@ptb.de
Yanbei Chen, Caltech, USA, yanbei@caltech.edu
Guglielmo M. Tino, Università di Firenze and LENS, Italy, guglielmo.tino@unifi.it
Hsien-Chi Yeh, Sun Yat-sen University, China, yexianji@mail.sysu.edu.cn

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    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 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

    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

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

    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

    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

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

    Light-Matter Interaction 
    Physics of Lasers 
    Nonlinear Optical Phenomena 
    Propagation - Solitons 
    Nanophotonics, Plasmonics

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

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

    Attosecond Pulses 
    Multiphoton Ionisation 
    Harmonics and X-Ray Generation 
    Plasma and Clusters in Ultraintense Laser Fields 
    Particles Acceleration 

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