EPJ D Topical Issue: Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy
- Published on 29 March 2021
Guest Editors: Márcio Bettega, Steve Buckman, Murtadha Khakoo, Paulo Limão-Vieira and Márcio Verella
Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue in EPJD on “Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy”. The issue is intended to gather contributions from contemporary research on electron scattering, photoionization, molecular dynamics and related frontier problems in Molecular Sciences to cover theory, experiment and application.
Research conducted by Prof. McKoy in the 1960s, dedicated to pioneering applications of numerical methods to Quantum Chemistry problems, led him to focus on quantum scattering theory, with special interest on electronic collisions and molecular photoionization. Some of his early research led him to develop computer codes which extended Quantum Chemistry techniques to quantum collisions. These problems pose a challenge to numerical simulations since unbound particles, not having spatially localized quantum states, are found in both electron scattering and photoionization. The research on electronic collisions focused on applications to low-temperature plasmas, involving some interaction with the semiconductor industry. Later, Prof McKoy focused on electron attachment to biomolecules, a process that initiates chemical reactions with implications for DNA damage and cancer treatment. In the 1990s, he developed an interest on time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, motivated by the development of experimental pump-probe techniques. The computational studies combined the time propagation of nuclear wave packets with photoionization amplitudes to unveil the signatures of vibration dynamics in the simulated energy-, angle- and time-resolved photoelectron signals.
The topical issue is now open for submission of contributions. We invite interested authors to contact the guest editors, providing a tentative title and a short abstract of their contribution. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJD Editorial Office at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epjd/
Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue on “Molecular collisions, photoionization and dynamics: honouring Professor Vincent McKoy”. 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 EPJD, including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.
Guest Editors of the Special issue:
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