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EPJ D Topical Issue: Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale (2021)

Guest Editors: Vincenzo Guidi, Nigel J. Mason, Andrey V. Solov’yov and Alexey V. Verkhovtsev.

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale (2021).

Scope description:

This Topical Issue aims to highlight the interdisciplinary research topics that elucidate the structure, formation, and dynamics of animate and inanimate matter on the nanometer scale. There are many examples of complex many-body systems at the micro- and nanoscale 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 nanometer scale is a fundamental and challenging task, the solution of which is necessary for numerous applications of nano- and biotechnology, materials 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 entitled Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) Science.

Experimental, theoretical and applied aspects of these problems are being discussed at the “Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale” (DySoN) conference series. 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, channeling phenomena and many more.

The Editors of The European Physical Journal D therefore launch a call for submission of such papers on the part of the international community, open to all those working in relevant fields. It is expected that the participants of the recent DySoN-ISACC 2021 meeting will contribute to this Topical Issue by submitting their novel results.

The authors are asked to submit their work, which has to be in the usual form of an original contribution to EPJ D, directly to the Editorial Office, indicating their wish to appear in the Topical issue on “Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale (2021)”, and also which of the editors in charge they wish to be receiving their contribution.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Structure and dynamics of clusters, nanoparticles, biomolecular and bio-nano systems;
  • Cluster and biomolecular ensembles, composite systems;
  • Clustering, self-organization, phase and morphological transitions on the nanoscale;
  • Nanostructured materials, surfaces and interfaces;
  • Reactivity and nanocatalysis;
  • Electron and spin transport in molecular systems;
  • Collision and radiation processes, fusion, fission, fragmentation;
  • Electron-, photon- and ion-cluster collisions with atomic clusters and biomolecules;
  • Radiation-induced chemistry;
  • Irradiation-driven transformations, damage and fabrication of Meso-Bio-Nano systems;
  • Propagation of particles through media;
  • Clusters and biomolecules in electric, magnetic and laser fields;
  • luster and biomolecular research with Free Electron Lasers;
  • Biomedical and technological applications of radiation;
  • Related technologies: novel light sources, controlled nanofabrication, and functionalized materials

The topical issue is now open for submission of contributions. Original research papers, review articles, and white paper/roadmap articles are all welcomed. 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 EPJ D Editorial Office at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epjd/

Deadline for submission: May 31st 2022

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue on “Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale (2021)”. 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 EPJ D, including instructions for authors is available at http://epjd.epj.org/.

Guest Editors of the Special issue:

Vincenzo Guidi, University Ferrara, Department of Physics & Earth Sciences, Via Saragat 1, I-44122 Ferrara, Italy - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nigel J. Mason, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NH, UK - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrey V. Solov’yov, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt Innovation Center Biotechnology, Altenhöferallee 3, 60438, Frankfurt, Germany - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexey V. Verkhovtsev, MBN Research Center, Frankfurt Innovation Center Biotechnology, Altenhöferallee 3, 60438, Frankfurt, Germany - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access

EPJ D is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme. We have a growing number of Springer Compact “Publish and Read” arrangements which enable authors to publish OA at no direct cost (all costs are paid centrally). For further information on eligible authors please consult the list of “Transformative Read and Publish agreements” on https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/institutional-agreements.

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