Special Issue "20th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions"

A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Izumi Murakami
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Guest Editor
National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
Interests: collisional-radiative model for fusion and astronomical plasmas; atomic structure; atomic database
Dr. Daiji Kato
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Guest Editor
National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
Interests: atomic structure; transition probability; collision cross section; spectroscopic modeling
Dr. Hiroyuki A. Sakaue
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Guest Editor
National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
Interests: highly charged ions; electron beam ion trap; electron-ion collisions, spectroscopy
Dr. Hajime Tanuma
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan
Interests: charge exchange; atomic spectroscopy; molecular collision dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Highly charged ions are ones of typical few-body systems involving quantum mechanics and also quantum electrodynamics. Even though the calculation methods for insolated atomic ions were well developed, atomic data of electronic structure and spectroscopy for the most of ions are still very scarce, and the production of atomic data can be regarded as one of very important tasks of atomic physics in both theoretically and experimentally. Not only the static properties of atoms, the interaction with electrons and photons (including free electron laser and synchrotron radiation) is essential and fundamental aspect of highly charged ions, which is necessary to understand the behavior of ions in various types of plasmas. On the other hand, dynamics of highly charged ions in collisions with atoms, molecules, clusters, and surfaces is also important research subject, which is much more complicated than the interaction with electrons and photons. However, both rigorous treatments based on quantum mechanics and classical simple models are used to understand the dynamics and to explain the experimental findings. In order to update the physics of highly charged ions, the series of the conference has been held in every two years. The 20th edition of the conference will be held in Matsue city, Shimane prefecture, Japan, from 29th August to 2nd September in 2022. This special issue will provide the very recent research works of the physics related to highly charged ions as the proceedings of the conference, and might be a milestone in history of the research of the highly charged ions.

Dr. Izumi Murakami
Dr. Daiji Kato
Dr. Hiroyuki A. Sakaue
Dr. Hajime Tanuma
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Highly charged ions
  • atomic structure and spectroscopy
  • collision dynamics involving ions

Published Papers

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