EPJ D Special Issue: Fundamentals of Complex Plasmas

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJD associated with the Collaborative Research Centre 24 “Fundamentals of Complex Plasmas” (CRC 24) at the locations Greifswald and Kiel in Germany, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for 12 years. The CRC 24 involves comprehensive investigations of multi-component plasmas which contain nano- or micro-particles, negative ions, reactive molecules or radicals capable of being influenced by physical and chemical processes at surfaces. The focus is on the following recent and closely connected research topics: (i) forces, embedding, order phenomena and collective effects in dusty plasmas, (ii) chemical and physical processes involving ions, atoms and molecules in non-thermal low and atmospheric pressure plasmas including effects due to the interaction with plasma boundaries, (iii) synthesis and properties of nano-particles in the plasma and their deposition on surfaces, (iv) waves, self-organization and stability of multi-component plasmas, and (v) strongly coupled systems in the presence of strong magnetic fields. The CRC 24 contains a network of experimental investigations, analytical theory, computer simulation, and innovative data analysis which will be covered by this special issue.

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/. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjd/. The papers will be published after the acceptance of all submitted papers.

Deadline for paper submission: May 31, 2017

Guest editors of the special issue:

Juergen Meichsner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Michael Bonitz, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
Holger Fehske, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Alexander Piel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany