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Open Physics: Topical Issue on Physics of Photons

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Sergei Maydanyuk, Institute for Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine 
Hongfei Zhang, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, China 


This issue will be directed to all aspects of physics of photons in nuclear and particle physics inside the energy region from the lowest up to high. In particular, we should like to focus a main interest on photons as sensitive tools for study of nuclear forces, nuclear and quark matters. But, in general, we plan to cover all open and intriguing questions of physics of photons.

Here, recent progress in our understanding of photons in nuclear and particle processes will be presented. The issue will cover such questions studied by means of photons as strong and electroweak interactions, structure, many-nucleons effects, non-stationary picture and dynamics of studied reactions, dissipative effects, quantum non-locality effects, vacuum polarization and light-by-light scattering, photon collider prospects, new acceleration techniques and future accelerators topics, etc. In addition, recent results on physics of photons in tasks of astrophysics, black holes, cosmology and other related topics will be discussed. In theory we plan to analyze current progress in modern theoretical models, vital problems in physics and open unresolved questions, establish perspectives for further investigations. We shall put special attention to experimental study of photons where we should like to summarize existed progress, to indicate vital problems and understand their reasons, to see ways for possible resolutions, and to establish the most important further directions.

This issue covers talks presented in the Second International Symposium on Physics of Photons (ISPP-15, July 16-18, 2015, http://ispp2015.csp.escience.cn), organized by the Institute of Modern Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMP, Lanzhou, http://www.impcas.ac.cn) in collaboration with the Institute for Nuclear Research of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (KINR, Kyiv, http://www.kinr.kiev.ua). Proceedings of the previos ISPP-13 were published in Int. Journ. Mod. Phys. E23 (6), 2014, http://www.worldscientific.com/toc/ijmpe/23/06. Also we invite all interested researchers to submit original research and review articles describing the new methods and insights with applications on the topics which are directly or indirectly related to topics. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • General questions of physics of photons in nuclear and particle physics
  • Photons in proton-proton (nucleon-nucleon) interactions
  • Photons in scattering of protons, neutrons and nuclei off nuclei
  • Photons in scattering of mesons off nuclei
  • Photons in decays of nuclei (proton-decay, alpha-decay, cluster decay, etc.)
  • Photons in fission, quasi-fission, capture, fusion and synthesis of superheavy
  • Nuclear physics with photon beams
  • Quarks studied by means of photons in nuclear reactions
  • Photons in cosmos (cosmology, black holes, astrophysics, relic, axions, dark photons)
  • Extensions, modifications and experimental tests of quantum electrodynamics
  • Photon detectors, photon collider prospects, new acceleration techniques


The authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/cejp/ and submit their contribution using a special track established for this topical issue. All papers will go through the Open Physics’ high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. In case of any questions please contact Coordinating Editor or Managing Editor.


Submission deadline : December 30th, 2015