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Quantum Beam Science Released First Issue in June 2017
We are pleased to announce that MDPI's open access journal Quantum Beam Science released its first issue at the end of June 2017. Seven articles and reviews were published in the inaugural issue. Prof. Klaus-Dieter Liss from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the University of Wollongong serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Quantum Beam Science.
Quantum Beam Science is an international, open access journal publishing reviews and original research focusing on the application of quantum beams for the study and characterization of materials in their widest sense, as well as developments of quantum beam sources, instrumentation and facilities. The journal publishes reviews, original research articles, and communications; there is no restriction on the length of the papers.
Quantum beams include synchrotron radiation, X-rays, gamma rays, neutron beams, electrons, lasers, muons, positrons, ions, or extremely strong lasers while materials can be crystalline, amorphous, magnetic, metallic, ceramic, biologic, hard and soft matter, warm dense matter, functional, structural and so on. Quantum Beam Science covers a broad range of disciplines including, but not limited to, solid state physics, chemistry, crystallography, materials science, biology, geology, earth- and planetary materials, engineering. Examples of investigations are phase transformations in alloy development, modulated structures in spintronic systems, crystalline order and disorder, stresses in engineering specimens, changes in amorphous structure, excitations in functional materials, the interior of stars, electrochemistry in ion battery systems, imaging in life sciences, and propagation of dislocations in crystals.
Papers and Special Issues are encouraged that present multiple quantum beams for complementary studies, such as neutron and synchrotron radiation, or muons and neutrons, in order to provide more comprehensive and complementary data. Instrumental publications may cover large user facilities, novel developments, sources, spectrometers, diffractometers, functionality, physical and optical based background, scattering and interaction theories with respect to the application, and the fundamentals of the probe.