Special Issue "Magnetic Field-induced Phase Transition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019.
Magnetic field is a special electrical field produced by the relativistic effect between two moving charged particles. It is a weak field compared to a direct electric field and thus generally only has little influence on material properties:In another words, most of the substances in the world are stable thanks to the fact that there is no strong magnetic field on the earth. (This is not the case in other places in cosmic space.)
Some scientists have been interested in the generation of artificial strong magnetic fields and their application to research into condensed matter physics. This is because a variety of fascinating phenomena such as the quantum Hall effect and various kinds of quantum phase transitions have been discovered in strong magnetic fields. The potential properties of matter that are hidden in normal conditions can appear in strong magnetic fields as a result of “Magnetic Field-Induced Phase Transitions”.
We invite researchers who employ strong magnetic fields to control material phases to submit papers. The potential topics include (1) Quantum spin systems, (2) Frustrated magnets, (3) Transition metal oxides, (4) Multiferroic materials, (5) Rare-earth intermetallic compounds, and (6) Molecular solids. Also, since recent progress in the techniques for the measurement of material properties in strong magnetic fields is significant, research is also welcome on (7) Development of measurement techniques to probe field-induced phase transitions.
Prof. Dr. Yasuhiro H. Matsuda
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Quantum spin systems
- Frustrated magnets
- Transition metal oxides
- Multiferroic materials
- Rare-earth intermetallic compounds
- Molecular solids
- Measurement techniques in strong fields
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Optimized nematic liquid crystal structures in new autostereoscopic applications
Author: Vasily Ezhov
Abstrsct: The optimized NLC structures are considered to be used in new autostereoscopic applications using the amplitude-polarization imager and static phase-polarization parallax barriers based on 90-degree twist and homogeneous pi-structures accordingly, the fast amplitude imagers with dynamic amplitude parallax barriers based on two antiphase pi-structures, the distance binocular filter based on 270-degree twist structure (flat or curved). The results of computer modeling of the contrast, optical efficiency and achromatic characteristics of the relevant NLC strutures are presented. The experimental results of operation of the NLC structures in the modes required for the implementation of the corresponding autostereoscopic imaging functions are described.
Key words: liquid crystal, NLC, autostereoscopic imaging, glasses-free imaging, naked-eye imaging, parallax barrier, binocular filter
Title: Frustrated nematic phases
Authors: S. M. Giampaolo and F. Franchini
Abstrsct: In this paper we summarize the main findings about the nematic phases of spin systems with cluster interactions. Furthermore, based on some important results on frustrated systems, we analyze the effects of various boundary conditions on the nematic phase