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Call for Papers: Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) is a growing field that has provided key insights into the conformation of molecular ions and when coupled with photexcitation can provide isomer and conformer specific information on the photodynamics of large molecular assemblies. This topical issue provides a forum for disseminating further aspects of the techniques and instrumentation that have made IMS such an important technique for understanding the structure and dynamics of large molecular ions.

Accelerating the design of the future circular collider

This collection of articles describes progress on the Future Circular Collider (FCC) lepton (electron-positron) design as well as the hadron collider design.  The FCC is a proposed 100-km collider complex based at the CERN particle physics laboratory, profiting from the laboratory's existing research infrastructure. 

Call for papers: New methodologies and approaches for the control of illicit production, use and trafficking of nuclear material

This topical issue invites original research and review articles on current methodologies and novel approaches to address the problem of unlawful production, trafficking and use of nuclear and radioactive material, which pose serious safety and security concerns. A wide range of topics such as technical aspects of detectors, radiation field imaging, and new algorithms for isotope identification and gamma/neutron discrimination are covered within this timely topical issue.

Call for papers: SI units and experimental techniques

To this topical issue, we invite original articles related to all aspects of detailed technology and implementations of SI units and the associated natural constants. The issue will serve to disseminate all such aspects of the experimental apparatuses involved that are useful for the metrological and general scientific community. 

Articles

  1. Authors: Thomas Trottenberg, Florian Bansemer, Stephan Böttcher, Davar Feili, Hartmut Henkel, Marcel Hesse, Holger Kersten, Tony Krüger, Jens Laube, Alexey Lazurenko, Daniel Sailer, Björn Schuster, Lars Seimetz, Alexander Spethmann, Stefan Weis and Robert F. Wimmer-Schweingruber

Collections

Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Edited by: Robert E. Continetti and Evan J. Bieske  

Diagnostics for electric propulsion systems
Edited by: Holger Kersten

Instrumentation and Control of Large Helium Cryogenic Systems
Edited by: J. G. Weisend II 

Methods for Cold Molecules and Ions: Tutorial Reviews
Edited by: Stefan Willitsch, Robert Continetti and Rick Bethlem

Raman Spectroscopies: Techniques and Applications
Edited by: Ioan Notingher, Tony Parker and Siva Umapathy

Fundamentals of Nanomechanical Transduction
Edited by: Jürgen Brugger, Peter Grütter and Francesc Perez Murano

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CERN pays the APC

© CERNCERN is now sponsoring the article-processing charges of manuscripts submitted to EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation that are authored by at least one CERN-affiliated author. Since the launch of SCOAP3 in 2014, all CERN physics results have been required to be published open access. This policy has now been expanded to also include instrumentation articles, and we are pleased that CERN has chosen to support EPJ TI in this initiative. 

If you think you are eligible for this sponsorship, please contact us before submitting your article. 

Collections

Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Edited by: Robert E. Continetti and Evan J. Bieske  

Diagnostics for electric propulsion systems
Edited by: Holger Kersten

Instrumentation and Control of Large Helium Cryogenic Systems
Edited by: J. G. Weisend II 

Methods for Cold Molecules and Ions: Tutorial Reviews
Edited by: Stefan Willitsch, Robert Continetti and Rick Bethlem

Raman Spectroscopies: Techniques and Applications
Edited by: Ioan Notingher, Tony Parker and Siva Umapathy

Fundamentals of Nanomechanical Transduction
Edited by: Jürgen Brugger, Peter Grütter and Francesc Perez Murano

Aims and scope

EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation primarily focuses on the design, implementation, and application of new techniques in all areas of the physical and applied sciences. Of particular interest to the journal are advances produced by:

  • Laboratory-specific custom instrumentation and diagnostics
  • Innovative and clever experimental techniques
  • Refinements to established experimental setups
  • Novel analytical methods

Such articles should summarize a novel, significant result, and provide a detailed description of the equipment, methods, or techniques used to produce the result. They may also include discussions of underlying theory, and/or potential cross-disciplinary applications.  

The journal is also an outlet for the critical assessment, validation and documentation of newly established knowledge and invites article that:

  • comprehensively summarize and review laboratory and instrumentation related procedures and protocols
  • contain best practice and related benchmark studies in advanced experimental data acquisition and processing.
  • contain best practices and related benchmark studies concerning the operation, performance and development of complex scientific instrumentation and equipment.

EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation  publishes regular articles, as well as short commentary articles intended to promote discussion and debate. Reviews of known techniques, or of open questions in emerging fields, are also strongly encouraged. This fully Open Access journal is devoted to the broad, timely, and public dissemination of information.

About EPJ

EPJ is a rapidly growing series of internationally reputed, peer-reviewed journals that are indexed in all major citation databases. The editorial boards of the EPJ are composed of leading specialists in their respective fields and have made it their mission to uphold the highest standards of scientific quality in the journals. EPJ started in the late 1990s as a merger and co-publication of Zeitschrift für Physik (Springer), Journal de Physique (EDP Sciences) and Il Nuovo Cimento (Società Italiana di Fisica) covering all aspects of the pure and applied physical sciences. Its spectrum has since expanded to encompass many interdisciplinary topics, including complexity and data sciences.

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