Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

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Special Issue

Quantum Confinement Effects in Nano Material

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Sotirios Baskoutas, PhD

Professor, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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Research Interests: design and theoretical study of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructured materials such as quantum dots, quantum wells and nanorods; synthesis (with physical methods) and characterization of semiconductor nanostructured materials

About This Topic

Materials with structure at the nanoscale often have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties. Novel effects can occur in materials when structures are formed with sizes comparable to any one of many possible length scales, such as the de Broglie wavelength of electrons, or the optical wavelengths of high energy photons. In these cases quantum mechanical effects can dominate material properties. One example is quantum confinement where the electronic properties of solids are altered with great reductions in particle size. Quantum confinement can be observed once the diameter of a material is of the same magnitude as the de Broglie wavelength of the electron wave function. When materials are this small, their electronic and optical properties deviate substantially from those of bulk materials. In this special issue, we will seek to the articles which reflect the information on current research of quantum confinement in nano materials. Besides, we also encourage the submission of articles related to quantum effects in materials. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.


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Quantum; Confinement effects; Nano; Materials; Research

Planed Papers

Title: Self-consistent theory of screening and magneto-transport in narrow, translation-invariant Hall bars under the conditions of the integer quantum-Hall-effect
Author: Rolf Gerhardts, et al
Affiliation: Max-Planck-Institute for Solid-State-Research in Stuttgart
Abstract: This work explains a series of experiments, which lead to a new understanding of many aspects of the integer quantum-Hall-effect and do not rely on questionable assumptions, as earlier interpretations of the effect do.

Title: Biolectronic Model of Life, as an Alternative to the Biochemical Model
Author: Adam Adamski
Affiliation: University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Abstract: The human biological system creates the image structure of the world not only based on the electromagnetic and acoustic wave received by the senses, but also based on the soliton, spin and bioplasm wave. This is a new face of knowledge for psychology and philosophy and can be directed to new research, hitherto unknown. The biochemical model is not sufficient to explain the perception and nature of mental processes, because it is too poor in scientific concepts and is based on classical science. The perception and nature of mental processes should be explained outside the biochemical model, also based on the bioelectronic model, and the IT and cybernetic paradigm.
Keywords: Bioelectronic processes; bioplasma; biocomputer; perception; soliton; magnon.

Title: Dirac's spectrum from the Newton laws in graphene
Author: V. Apinyan 1 and M. Sahakyan 2
1 Division of Condensed Matter Theory, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, PO. Box 1410, 50-950 Wrocław 2, Poland
2 Division of Magnetic Research, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, PO. Box 1410, 50-950 Wrocław 2, Poland
Abstract: We give a phenomenological theory of the monolayer graphene where two worlds, quantum and classical, meet together and complete each other in the most natural way.
We introduce the electron mass-vortex representation and we define surface tension excitation states in the monolayer graphene. We calculate the band mass of the electrons at the Dirac point by introducing mathematically a mass-dispersion relation. As a result, we obtain the Dirac energy dispersion in monolayer graphene from the classical Newton law. Within the semiclassical theory, we show the presence of the surface spin tension vectorial field which, possibly, closely relates the surface tension and spin tension states on the helical surface. We calculate the surface tension related to the confinement of the electron band mass-vortex at the Dirac's point and predict accurately the surface tension value related to the excitonic binding and being formed from the electron and hole band mass-vortices confined at the Dirac's point. Moreover, we show, phenomenologically, that the manifolds on $\rm S^{(6)}$ are not integrable (a long-standing problem in the group theory). The principal reason for this is attributed to the irreducibility of the spinorial group $\rm Spin(6)^{\rm R}$ at the Dirac's point, due to the band mass formation and confinement via the gravitational field


Open Access Research Article

Dirac's Spectrum from Newton’s Laws in Graphene

Vardan Apinyan, Mane Sahakyan
Received: March 17, 2020; Published: July 01, 2020; doi:10.21926/rpm.2003016

Open Access Review

Effects of Quantum Confinement of Hydrogen in Nanocavities – Experimental INS Results and New Insights

C. Aris Chatzidimitriou-Dreismann
Received: March 21, 2020; Published: June 23, 2020; doi:10.21926/rpm.2002015

Open Access Original Research

Quantum Decoherence in Dense Media: A Few Examples

Erik B Karlsson
Received: December 29, 2019; Published: April 13, 2020; doi:10.21926/rpm.2002009

Open Access Review

Self-Consistent Theory of Screening and Transport in Narrow, Translation-Invariant Hall Bars under the Conditions of the Integer Quantum-Hall-Effect

Rolf R. Gerhardts
Received: November 11, 2019; Published: February 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/rpm.2001007

Open Access Original Research

Relativistic Wigner Function for Quantum Walks

Fabrice Debbasch
Received: October 15, 2019; Published: January 06, 2020; doi:10.21926/rpm.2001002

Open Access Review

Super-Resolution of Nano-Materials and Quantum Effects Obtained by Microspheres

Y. Ben-Aryeh
Received: July 29, 2019; Published: September 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/rpm.1903003