Special Issue "High Precision X-Ray Measurements"

A special issue of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alessandro Scordo

INFN Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Frascati (Roma), Italy
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Interests: nuclear physics; X-ray physics; detector R&D; spectrometers; mosaic crystal

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Condensed Matter, we would like to invite papers for consideration in a Special Issue dedicated to “High Precision X-Ray Measurements”, which will cover research activities and possible applications based on the most advanced detectors and detection technologies.

Since their discovery in 1895, the detection of X-rays had a strong impact in physics and in medicine, and a huge number of applications revolutionized our scientific and technological disciplines: X-rays probe the structure of crystals, ordinary and exotic atoms, return information on the emission from stars and galaxies but allow also to image tiny structures or the smallest virus that ordinary microscopes cannot detect.

Efforts have been done to develop new type of detectors and new techniques, aiming to obtain higher precisions both in terms of energy and position. Depending on the applications, solid state detectors, microcalorimeters and different spectrometers provide, nowadays, the best performances to spectroscopy and imaging methods. The now reachable few microns and meV resolution open the door towards ground breaking applications in fundamental physics, medicine, life science, astrophysics, cultural heritage and several other fields.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original contributions from different communities and research fields, of the most recent developments in X-ray detection. Main topics will include nuclear physics, e.g., exotic atoms measurements, quantum physics, XRF, XES, EXAFS, X-ray optics, plasma emission spectroscopy, monochromators, synchrotron radiation, telescopes and space engineering.

Sincerely yours

Dr. Alessandro Scordo
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. Condensed Matter is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • X-ray energy detectors
  • X-ray position detectors
  • Spectrometers
  • X-ray optics
  • Pyrolitic Graphite mosaic crystals
  • X-ray imaging
  • X-rays in astrophysics
  • X-rays in nuclear physics
  • Cultural heritage applications of X-rays
  • Medical applications
  • X-ray interferometry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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