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The European Physical Journal B

The European Physical Journal B

Condensed Matter and Complex Systems

Executive Editors: B.K. Chakrabarti; W. Duan; E. Hernandez; H. Rieger

ISSN: 1434-6028 (print version)
ISSN: 1434-6036 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10051

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Special Issue: Non-Linear and Complex Dynamics in Semiconductors and Related Materials 

The investigation of nonlinear dynamics and low-dimensional chaos in semiconductors has become a mature field of research over recent decades, with research interests ranging from the multi-facetted carrier dynamics to the sophisticated optical properties in complex materials and devices.
With the motto “Complex Systems Science meets Matter and Materials,” this topical issue of EPJ B aims to take stock of both current and future developments in the field. It will collect theoretical, experimental and computational contributions with the specific goal of
i) Investigating and explaining the fundamental physics behind the dynamical processes occurring at various scales.
ii) Describing the detailed foundations of theoretical and computational modeling
iii) Suggesting future experiments in the field
Guest Editor: Kathy Lüdge, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, kathy.luedge@tu-berlin.de
Submission is now open. Contributions should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ B https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjb. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Non-linear and complex dynamics in semiconductors and related materials” (use the pull down menu).
If you experience any difficulties with the submission process or for further details and information, please contact the editorial office at epjb@edpsciences.org.
Deadline for submission: December 7, 2018

Special Issue: Complex Systems Science meets Matter and Materials 

Understanding the functional properties of materials is often a multi-scale problem where many factors cooperate. While for most practical purposes it is useful to idealize the materials response as a deterministic function of the externally applied perturbation, heterogeneities and fluctuations are unavoidable. This issue is particularly important in materials that have a disordered microstructure as in amorphous and glassy materials, granular matter, soft materials, but also in general for nano materials. While in macroscopic samples, noise and fluctuations are typically averaged out, when the sample size is reduced towards the nanoscale traditional methods are bound to fail. Small systems are typically associated with fluctuations that are large as compared to the mean, so that homogenization methods are ineffective. We thus need a theoretical formalism that can treat explicitly fluctuations. The physics of complex non-equilibrium disordered systems provides a possible framework to develop these ideas into concrete tools for understanding and designing the response of materials.
The EPJB topical issue on "Complex Systems Science meets Matter and Materials” will collect theoretical, experimental and computational contributions to materials science studied with the perspective of complex systems. Relevant topics include crackling noise, relaxation of glassy systems, mechanical properties of disordered systems, materials design using machine learning, rheology of soft matter (colloidal systems, fibre networks) and fluctuations in nano-materials. The unifying theme of this topical issue is the view of a material as a complex interacting system where the macroscopic response emerges from a non-trivial interaction between its microscopic or mesoscopic constituents.
Guest Editor:
Stefano Zapperi, University of Milan, Department of Physics, Milano, Italy, stefano.zapperi@unimi.it
Submission is now open. Contributions should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ B https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjb. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Complex Systems Science meets Matter and Materials” (use the pull down menu).
If you experience any difficulties with the submission process or for further details and information, please contact the editorial office at epjb@edpsciences.org.
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2018

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    A: Solid State and Materials

    Lattice structure and dynamics
    Inhomogeneous and disordered systems
    Glasses and amorphous materials
    Quantum solids and liquids
    Electronic structure and dynamics
    Low-dimensional systems
    Topological insulators and superconductors
    Graphene and related materials
    Strongly correlated electron systems
    Cold atoms and quantum simulators  
    Surfaces and interfaces
    Thin films, multilayers and superlattices
    Magnetic structure and dynamics
    Random magnetism and frustrated magnets
    Quantum spin systems
    Spin-dependent transport

    B: Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems

    Clusters and nanotubes
    Quantum dots and wires
    Quantum coherence

    C: Computational Methods

    Ab-initio methods
    Classical and quantum many-body schemes  
    Atomistic simulations
    Multi-scale modeling
    Kinetic algorithms  
    Lattice-Boltzmann methods
    Cellular automata and agent-based modeling

    D: Statistical and Nonlinear Physics 

    Equilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics
    Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
    Information theory approaches and complexity measures
    Phase transitions and critical phenomena
    Fluctuation phenomena and stochastic processes
    Chaos and nonlinear dynamical systems
    Collective dynamics and self-organization
    Science of networks
    Interdisciplinary theory, modeling and applications

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