PCCP has a Themed Collection: Festschrift for Wolfgang E. Ernst

PCCP has a Themed Collection: Festschrift for Wolfgang E. Ernst

Submission until 30. June 2022

We would like to invite you to submit to the Electronic and Nuclear Dynamics and their Interplay in Molecules, Clusters, and on Surfaces: Festschrift for Wolfgang E. Ernst themed collection of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) in honour of Professor Wolfgang Ernst’s 70th birthday.

The field of electronic and nuclear dynamics has grown rapidly in recent years, in particular due to the possibility of real-time observations through ultrafast laser technologies as well as significant improvements in theoretical treatments and method development. Yet, its foundation was laid by the broad and highly productive community of molecular spectroscopists working almost exclusively in the frequency domain. These substantial achievements, paired with a revived interest due to new experimental possibilities in the time domain, make electronic and nuclear dynamics, together with the closely related field of femtosecond chemistry, currently the most active branch of molecular science.

Professor Wolfgang E. Ernst, Emeritus Professor at Graz University of Technology in Austria, has provided numerous contributions to the detailed investigation of molecules, clusters, metallic nanoparticles and material surfaces, for which he applied a broad repertoire of approaches, including frequency-domain (high-resolution single-mode lasers and microwaves) and time-domain spectroscopy (femtosecond lasers), mass spectrometry, molecular and cluster beams, and atom diffraction measurements, often in combination with theoretical simulations. He shaped the field with significant contributions to molecular structure and dynamics, vibronic coupling phenomena in molecules and at surfaces, cluster aggregation and chemical reactions, phase transitions in metal clusters, electron-phonon interaction in topological insulators and semimetals, non-adiabatic effects, helium droplets and quantum liquids.

As a tribute to his still ongoing pursuit, and with the aim to gain a deeper understanding of the structural and dynamic properties of molecular systems, this Festschrift collection is dedicated to recent studies of electronic and nuclear features of molecules and new materials, their structure and dynamics, interplay and coupling mechanisms. A detailed understanding of the functionality of materials at the molecular level is a basis for the development of future technologies in fields such as renewable energies and energy conversion, data processing and storage, or chemical sensing and catalysis.

As a leader in the field, we would be delighted for you to contribute an article towards the collection.

We encourage all types of PCCP articles – Communications, Full Papers, Reviews and Perspectives. Please see our Author Guidelines for further information. PCCP is a high-impact, international journal publishing cutting-edge original work in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. For more information on the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

Following our fair and impartial peer-review, accepted articles will be published online in a citeable form and included in an issue as soon as they are ready. We aim to publish and promote the completed collection during 2022. Submissions are welcomed any time before the deadline.

Open for Submissions until 30th June 2022

Articles can be submitted via our website: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pccp. We would be grateful if upon submission you would be able to mention that your manuscript is intended for this themed collection.

 We hope that you will be able to contribute towards the themed collection. Please reply by email as soon as you can to let us know whether you will be able to accept the invitation and which article type you plan on submitting, particularly if you would like to submit a Perspective or Review article. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

With kind regards,

Martina Havenith, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Guest Editor

Martin Sterrer, University of Graz, Guest Editor

Andreas W. Hauser, Graz University of Technology, Guest Editor

Markus Koch, Graz University of Technology, Guest Editor

Vikki Pritchard, Royal Society of Chemistry, Deputy Editor


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