Special Issue "Quantum Dynamics with Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
Interests: non-Hermitian quantum mechanics; quantum-classical hybrid systems; non-adiabatic dynamics; non-Hamiltonian systems; open quantum systems
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Non-Hermitian quantum dynamics is a topic in theoretical physics that, in recent years, has enjoyed a thriving time of exceptional development. Since its first steps, from being found in Landau’s comments about wave functions scattering to infinity and in Gamow’s description of quantum tunneling, this area of research has reached an advanced state of formalization where its applications range from chemical and condensed matter systems to optics, quantum field theory, and cosmology. Non-Hermitian quantum dynamics addresses open quantum systems from a unique and advantageous perspective; hence, it is as ubiquitous as open quantum systems are. Despite its successes, many questions fundamental in nature remain open for investigation, and the list of its possible applications continues to grow. The target of this Special Issue is to show the great effectiveness of non-Hermitian formulations of quantum dynamics as a tool to investigate, for example, resonances, topological systems, quantum transport, exceptional points, nuclear phenomena, optics and photonics, relativistic quantum processes, quantum fields, and cosmology, to name a few. Papers dealing with the above topics, and non-Hermitian quantum dynamics in general, are welcome to this Special Issue whose broad scope is to reflect both the quick development of the field and its potential for further growth.
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Sergi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- non-Hermitian quantum dynamics
- non-Hermitian Hamiltonians
- non-Hermitian quantum field theory
- open quantum systems
- topological systems
- relativistic dynamics