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New Journal Quantum Beam Science Publishes First Papers

Recently there appeared the first two papers in the new journal Quantum Beam Science pointing into a bright future:

The inaugural contributed article on Explosive Nucleosynthesis Study Using Laser Driven γ-ray Pulses by Takehito Hayakawa, Tatsufumi Nakamura, Hideyuki Kotaki, Masaki Kando and Toshitaka Kajino [1] reports on upcoming capabilities to enable experimental investigations on how elements and nuclei are formed in stellar end-cycles, such as super-nova explosions. All heavier elements in our environment have been products of such catastrophic events. The super-intense gamma beams (X-rays of very high energy) will be created in emerging world-most-powerful laser facilities. In this context, Quantum Beam Science is now calling for contributions to a Special Issue entitled Laser Driven Quantum Beams, edited by Prof. Paul Bolton.

The first invited article on Irradiation Facilities of the Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute by Satoshi Kurashima, Takahiro Satoh, Yuichi Saitoh and Watalu Yokota [2] inaugurates the Special Issue entitled Facilities. The authors present their establishment comprising a cyclotron, accelerator complex and irradiation facilities for studies in materials science and bio-technology. Articles in this special issue are meant to serve as a reference to the large user base, who conducts a multitude of different experiments across research disciplines.

The editorial Quantum Beam Science — Applications to Probe or Influence Matter and Materials [3] reviews the goals and context of the journal, outlining the concept of quantum beams, which include synchrotron radiation, neutron beams, electrons, lasers, muons, positrons and ions, while materials can be crystalline, amorphous, magnetic, metallic, ceramic, biologic, hard and soft matter, warm dense matter, functional, structural and so on. Quantum Beam Science covers a broad range of disciplines including, but not limited to, solid-state physics, chemistry, crystallography, materials science, biology, geology, earth and planetary materials, and engineering. Examples of investigations are phase transformations in alloy development, modulated structures in spintronic systems, crystalline order and disorder, stresses in engineering specimens, changes in amorphous structure, excitations in functional materials, the interior of stars, electrochemistry in ion battery systems, imaging in life sciences, and propagation of dislocations in crystals.

Supported by a high-level Editorial Board, I like to welcome readers, authors, contributors to Quantum Beam Science

2017.03.20 – Klaus-Dieter Liss, Editor in Chief


[1] Hayakawa, T.; Nakamura, T.; Kotaki, H.; Kando, M.; Kajino, T. Explosive Nucleosynthesis Study Using Laser Driven γ-ray Pulses. Quantum Beam Sci.2017, 1, 3.

[2] Kurashima, S.; Satoh, T.; Saitoh, Y.; Yokota, W. Irradiation Facilities of the Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute. Quantum Beam Sci. 2017, 1, 2.

[3] Liss, K.-D. Quantum Beam Science—Applications to Probe or Influence Matter and Materials. Quantum Beam Sci. 2017, 1, 1.

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