Topical Collection "Confined Quantum Systems"

A topical collection in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This collection belongs to the section "Quantum Science and Technology".


Dr. Serghei Klimin
E-Mail Website
Collection Editor
Theory of Quantum Systems & Complex Systems Group, Department of physics, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: condensed matter physics; quantum gases; polaron theory
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Confined quantum systems embrace a wide variety of subjects, ranging from nanostructures—particularly quantum dots, quantum wires, and planar nanostructures, including graphene-based systems—to quantum systems of microscopic scale, such as quantum atomic gases.

Advances in the science of quantum nanostructures over the course of more than twenty years have been remarkable. As a result, confined nanoscale quantum systems already have an outstanding spectrum of applications in various important areas. More recently, studies of quantum phenomena in ultracold atomic gases have seen steadily growing progress and increasing interest, nontrivially involving subjects specific to many other research areas (e.g., polaron physics). Consequently, the optical properties of confined quantum systems represent a great experimental and theoretical interest for their characterization and getting a picture of intrinsic quantum states and collective excitations, which can have significance for potential practical realizations, even including such a fascinating perspective as quantum computing, where a breakthrough is still pending.

The main goal of this Special Issue is to bring together experimental and theoretical studies on the dynamic response of various classes of confined quantum systems and to encourage an interchange of ideas between specialists in different topics of this comprehensive scientific area. The scope of the Issue includes review papers and new original experimental and theoretical results.

Dr. Serghei Klimin
Collection Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 collection 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. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.


  • Optical response
  • Quantum dots
  • Nanostructures
  • Quantum gases

Published Papers

This collection is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop