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Special Topics

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).

Topics covered include:

  • New phase formation, nucleation, and self-assembling of particles
  • Kinetics of pattern evolution and formation of complex structures
  • Physical properties of patterned systems
  • Computational modeling of new phase formation and pattern evolution
  • Biophysical aspects of particle assembling and pattern dynamics
  • Noise-induced phenomena of pattern formation and evolution
  • Patterning in non-equilibrium and disordered materials
  • Description of various physical processes and phenomena accompanied with pattern evolution
  • Theory and experiments describing the formation and evolution of patterns.

Should you wish to contribute an article to this issue please contact the guest editors who will be able to advise on the suitability of your manuscript for the issue.

Articles may be one of four types: (i) minireviews (10-15 pages), (ii) tutorial reviews (15+ pages), (iii) original paper v1 (5-10 pages), or (iv) original paper v2 (3-5 pages). More detailed descriptions of each paper type can be found in the Submission Guidelines. Manuscripts should be prepared using the latex template (preferably 2-column layout), which can be downloaded here.

Submission deadline: 15 September 2024

Guest Editors:

Dr. Liubov Toropova, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof. Dr. Peter Galenko, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access: EPJST is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme and a growing number of Open Access Agreements which enable authors to publish OA at no direct cost (all costs are paid centrally).

Managing Editors
Anne Ruimy and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Dear Isabelle,
Many thanks for all the hard work. Many thanks indeed!

Peter M.A. Sloot, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Editor EPJ Special Topics 222/6, 2013

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

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