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EPJ ST Special Issue: Dynamical Analysis of Nonlinear Physical Systems: Mathematical Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, and Applications

Guest Editors: Jürgen Kurths, S. Lakshmanan, Chee Peng Lim, Fathalla Ali Rihan

Nonlinear physical systems are widespread in nature and throughout various scientific and professional fields. Nonlinear systems lack a straightforward and predictable cause-and-effect relationship. They involve numerous connections and dependencies that might lead to complex and unpredictable behaviors. Scientists, mathematicians, and engineers have been attracted by these systems for a long time because they can produce a wide range of complex phenomena that are difficult to forecast and analyze.


EPJ ST Special Issue: Additive Manufacturing for Particle Accelerators

Guest Editor: Chuan Zhang

Particle accelerators are essential tools for basic research and also have a wide range of important applications for energy, environment, healthcare, materials, security, etc. However, manufacturing complexity and cost are often limiting factors in developing new-type particle accelerators and increasing their usage. Additive manufacturing, which is revolutionizing our way to design and build things, could provide one promising solution to the dilemma. When additive manufacturing meets particle accelerators, the difficulties of the traditional technologies in manufacturing very complex structures e.g. advanced water-cooling channels can be easily overcome so that not only the construction time and cost of particle accelerators will be reduced considerably but also novel designs for better accelerator performance can be enabled.


EPJ ST Special Issue: Applied Physics of Superconductors in High-Power Applications

Guest Editors: Xiaoyuan Chen, Lin Fu, Boyang Shen, Junzhi Ye

A superconductor is characterized by its zero-resistance, Meissner effect and Josephson effect. Replacing conventional-conductor-based devices by superconductor-based counterparts can yield a more significant benefit for the high-power applications. The fundamental physical behaviours of superconductors encountering high electric current and high magnetic field are necessarily important for the stable and safe operating in high-power applications. Currently, various advanced superconducting technologies and applications have been widely explored in high-power engineering, mainly involving energy producer, carrier, converter, storer and protector in electrical power engineering, and signal sensor, collector, processor and controller in electronic engineering. These cutting-edge superconducting technologies and applications can work collaboratively, which makes energy/information generation, transmission, distribution, and supply chains more complex. A comprehensive understanding from fundamental physical behaviours of superconductors to advanced superconducting devices and systems will accelerate the transition from laboratory research to industrial applications in near future.


EPJ ST Special Issue: Advancing Biocomplexity in Multidisciplinary Research

Guest Editors: Erika E. Rodriguez-Torres, Alejandra Rosales-Lagarde, Oralia Nolasco-Jáuregui

Recent breakthroughs in neurosciences, genetics, and related fields have ushered in an era of transformative research, urging the integration of cutting-edge technologies to unravel the intricacies of biocomplexity. This multidisciplinary approach is pivotal for achieving a comprehensive understanding of how physiological networks function and adapt. We invite researchers across various disciplines to contribute to this dynamic landscape, exploring new directions that align with the latest developments in biocomplexity, science and technology.


EPJ ST Special Issue: Development of Sensors Using Antennal Molecular Assemblies and Nanoarchitectonics

Guest Editors: Katsuhiko Ariga, Jung Ho Kim

Sensing target molecules and materials is an important key step for many applications in many areas including environmental, energy, and bio-related issues. Sensors play of course central roles in these activities. Therefore, developments of intelligent sensor systems are necessary and crucial steps in improvements of our human life.


EPJ ST Special Issue: Laser Induced High Energy Density Physics

Guest Editors: Jinqing Yu, Zhimeng Zhang, Debin Zou

High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) is an emerging interdisciplinary field that studies the properties and motion laws of matter in extreme states with energy densities greater than 1011 J/m3. Its research is of great significance for inertial confinement fusion, accelerator physics, laboratory astrophysics, extremely strong field physics, national defense, and so on. With the rapid advancement of high-energy and high-power laser technology, currently operating laser devices can output nanosecond laser pulses with a maximum energy of 105 joules and femtosecond laser pulses with a peak power of 1016 W (power density of 1023 W/cm2). This provides an unprecedented and important experimental means for people to conduct autonomous and controllable research on high-energy density physics under laboratory conditions.


EPJ ST Special Issue: Advancements in Material Synthesis, Fabrication, Device Physics, and Stability Improvement for Emerging Perovskite-based Optoelectronics

Guest Editors: Xingang Ren, Lu Zhu, Hong Zhang

In recent years, perovskite-based optoelectronics have emerged as a promising technology for next-generation solar cells, LEDs, and photodetectors. The excellent properties of perovskite materials, such as high absorption coefficient, long carrier diffusion length, tunable bandgap, and low-cost production, have sparked immense interest in this field.


EPJ ST Special Issue: New Trends in Quantum Computing Technology

Guest Editors: Heliang Huang, Lvzhou Li

Quantum computing has emerged as a rapidly evolving field with the potential to revolutionize computational capabilities. This special issue, "New Trends in Quantum Computing Technology" is dedicated to showcasing the latest developments, innovations, and breakthroughs in quantum computing research.


EPJ ST Special Issue: Pattern Evolution in Heterogeneous Materials. Biophysical and Bio-Medical Aspects

Guest Editors: Liubov Toropova and Peter Galenko

This issue is devoted to theoretical, computer, and experimental studies of new phase nucleation, its structuring and pattern formation in various non-equilibrium, metastable and disordered systems - organic and inorganic materials (e.g. alloys, polymers, cell cultures, biological tissues as well as metastable and composite materials). Special attention will be paid to the new phase formation and pattern evolution in biological systems (such as drug and lysosome transport, hydrodynamic patterns in blood, and pattern dynamics in protein and insulin crystals) and to the development of a scientific background for progressive methods of cancer and insult therapy (e.g., magnetic hyperthermia for cancer therapy, magnetically-induced drug delivery in thrombosed blood vessels).


EPJ ST Special Issue: Modern machine learning and particle physics: An in-depth review

Over the past few years, machine learning has been revolutionizing particle physics. Modern machine learning techniques, including deep learning, are rapidly being applied, adapted, and developed for high energy physics. This EPJ ST special issue will feature some articles which will review some aspects of the natural synergy between machine learning and theoretical and experimental particle physics. The editors of this special issue attempt to bring in contributions from enthusiastic and highly active researchers. Several expert theorists and experimentalists have already agreed to contribute to this collection. Should you wish to contribute, please write to the Guest Editors Biplob Bhattacherjee and Swagata Mukherjee to see how your contribution may fit into the collection.

Guest Editors:

Prof. B. Bhattacherjee, Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Swagata Mukherjee, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 208016, India, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Managing Editors
Sandrine Karpe and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
The collaboration for this special issue has been a pleasent experience.

Yong Zhou, Xiangtan University, China,
Editor EPJ Special Topics 222/8, 2013

ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1951-6401 (Electronic Edition)

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