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Special Issue "Advances in Laser Produced Plasmas Research"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.
Interests: theoretical physics
Interests: materials science; nuclear physics; experimental physics
The world of laser–matter interactions has known great and rapid advancements in the last few years, with a considerable increase in the number of both experimental and theoretical studies. The classical paradigm used to describe the dynamics of laser-produced plasmas has been challenged by new peculiar phenomena observed experimentally, such as plasma particles oscillations, plume splitting and chaotic and self-structuring behavior during the expansion of the ejected particles. The use of multiple complimentary techniques has become a requirement, as different aspects can be showcased by specific experimental approaches. To balance these non-linear effects and still remain tributary to the classical theoretical views on laser produced plasma dynamics novel theoretical models that cover the two sides of the ablation plasma (differentiability and non-differentiability) still need to be developed.
Plasma is a strongly nonlinear dynamic system, with many degrees of freedom and other symmetries, favorable for the development of ordered structures, instabilities and transitions (from ordered to chaotic states). In such context we want to showcase research based on global and local symmetries, complexity, invariance and conservation laws, etc.
This Special Issue aims to attract research focused on exciting new phenomena related to laser produced plasma dynamics with the implementation of theoretical models towards understanding the complex reality as it is showcased by experimental investigations.
Prof. Maricel Agop
Prof. Viorel-Puiu Paun
Dr. Stefan Andrei IRIMICIUC
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Differentiability and non-differentiability procedures in laser produced plasmas dynamics analysis
- Holographic approach in understanding transient laser produced plasma dynamics
- Chaos and self-structuring during laser produced plasma plume expansion. Non-linear approach
- Laser produced plasma particle oscillations
- Particle separation during ablation plasma plume flow
- Direct and hidden symmetries in laser produced plasmas
- Theoretical modelling of transient plasmas generated by laser ablation
- Fractal models in space charge complex structures and other symmetries of plasma