Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) 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.
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Special Issue

Quantum Confinement Effects in Nano Material

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023 (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.


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

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Open Access Research Article

Dirac's Spectrum from Newton’s Laws in Graphene

Received: 17 March 2020;  Published: 01 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2003016


The present report provides a phenomenological theory for monolayer graphene, in which two worlds, the quantum and the classical, meet and complete each other in the most natural manner. In the present report, electron mass-vortex representation is introduced, and the surface tension excitation states in the monolayer graphene are defined [...]
Open Access Review

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

Received: 31 March 2020;  Published: 23 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002015


Current developments of non-relativistic quantum mechanics appear to predict, and reveal, counter-intuitive dynamical effects of hydrogen in nanostructured materials that are of considerable importance for basic research as well as for technological applications. In this review, the experimental focus is on HO and H molecules in carbon nanotub [...]
Open Access Original Research

Quantum Decoherence in Dense Media: A Few Examples

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


Decoherence is a relatively recent concept in the field of quantum mechanics. Although the pioneers of the field must have understood that loss of phase coherence in quantum superpositions is the reason underlying the appearance of definite outcomes in the quantum measurement problem, the latter was not treated in terms of decoherence until [...]
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

Received: 11 November 2019;  Published: 17 March 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2001007


We summarize and discuss a self-consistent screening and magneto-transport theory, developed to understand the results of scanning-force-microscope experiments on the current distribution in a two-dimensional electron system (2DES), located in a narrow Hall bar under the conditions of the integer quantum Hall effect (IQHE) and its breakdown [...]
Open Access Original Research

Relativistic Wigner Function for Quantum Walks

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


A relativistic Wigner function for free Discrete Time Quantum Walks (DTQWs) on the square 2D space-time lattice is defined. The transport equation obeyed by the relativistic Wigner function is derived in terms of discrete derivatives and degenerates in the continuum limit into the transport equation obeyed by the Wigner function of 2D Dirac [...]
Open Access Review

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

Received: 29 July 2019;  Published: 04 September 2019;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.1903003


Microsphere super-resolutions, which are beyond the Abbe classical limit, are described. The conversion of evanescent waves to propagating waves, are analyzed by using the geometry of the microsphere. In microsphere experiments a nanojet is produced near the focal plane where its width is smaller than the Abbe limit and this width remains [...]