Special Issue "Selected Reviews in Quantum Beam Science"

A special issue of Quantum Beam Science (ISSN 2412-382X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Liss

Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT), 241 Daxue Lu, Jinping Qu, Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
Website | E-Mail
Phone: +86 136 7612 7052
Interests: in-situ, time-resolved scattering; structural and functional materials; metals; semiconductors; thermo-mechanical processing; phase transformations; ferroics; kinetics and dynamics; extreme conditions; texture analysis; plasticity; materials development; metallic glass; light metals; TiAl intermetallics; steels; diffraction optics; interferometry; ultra-short time scales; synchrotrons; neutrons; free-electron lasers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After the successful launch of the journal Quantum Beam Science we are calling for Selected Reviews in Quantum Beam Science, to be compiled into a Special Issue.

This collection of review papers aims to highlight the latest and most promising research related to the development and application of quantum beam sources. The scope of this special issue includes all types of quantum beams, e.g. X-rays, neutrons, electrons, high-power lasers, muons, positrons, ions, gamma rays, etc. and applications, not solely but with emphasis where multiple techniques have been used in tandem.

Review topics could be application of such quantum beams such as relating to

  • advances in magnetism
  • thin films
  • bulk structural characterization
  • soft matter research
  • protein crystallography
  • application for the semiconductor industry
  • special classes of metals and intermetallics
  • surfaces and interfaces
  • scanning probe investigation
  • nuclear spectroscopy, excitation and transmutation
  • time-resolved and in-situ studies
  • materials under extreme conditions
  • applications to disciplines, i.e. biology, geology, physics, chemistry, engineering…
  • latest beam-optical advances, i.e. fully coherent scattering
  • overlap between vibrational spectroscopy and ultrafast scattering
  • fundamental physics and scattering theory
  • nanoparticles
  • amorphous materials
  • coping with water
  • methods in crystallography
  • optics of quantum beams
  • emerging possibilities and methods
  • materials under extreme conditions
  • nonlinear phenomena
  • Bose-Einstein condensates
  • momentum distributions
  • residual stress in engineering
  • forensics, archaeology, historic artifacts
  • exotic states of matter in the inner of stars and planets

As wide as the field itself, this list is by far not comprehensive. Both contributed and invited papers are sought for this issue. Ideas and initiatives are welcome to be discussed with the editors as well as expansions to further Special Issues as a Guest Editor.

Manuscripts should be of scientific or important informational context, addressed to a scientific audience, but with enough overview to address the interdisciplinary and newcomers to the field. Guidelines and preparation requirements are given in the instructions for authors (see the left-hand navigation on this page).

Papers will be published shortly after being accepted, therefore we seek submission at earliest convenience, while the deadline for submission is 1 October. 2017.

Within this context, we invite you to contribute and be an active person in the new journal Quantum Beam Science.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Liss

Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Quantum Beam Science is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.



  • quantum beams
  • instrumentation
  • application
  • reviews

Published Papers (1 paper)

View options order results:
result details:
Displaying articles 1-1
Export citation of selected articles as:


Open AccessReview Single Crystal Diffuse Neutron Scattering
Quantum Beam Sci. 2018, 2(1), 2; doi:10.3390/qubs2010002
Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 5 January 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
PDF Full-text (1904 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Diffuse neutron scattering has become a valuable tool for investigating local structure in materials ranging from organic molecular crystals containing only light atoms to piezo-ceramics that frequently contain heavy elements. Although neutron sources will never be able to compete with X-rays in terms
[...] Read more.
Diffuse neutron scattering has become a valuable tool for investigating local structure in materials ranging from organic molecular crystals containing only light atoms to piezo-ceramics that frequently contain heavy elements. Although neutron sources will never be able to compete with X-rays in terms of the available flux the special properties of neutrons, viz. the ability to explore inelastic scattering events, the fact that scattering lengths do not vary systematically with atomic number and their ability to scatter from magnetic moments, provides strong motivation for developing neutron diffuse scattering methods. In this paper, we compare three different instruments that have been used by us to collect neutron diffuse scattering data. Two of these are on a spallation source and one on a reactor source. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Reviews in Quantum Beam Science)

Figure 1

Back to Top