Special Issue "Interaction of Electrons with Atoms, Molecules and Surfaces"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Károly Tőkési
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Institute for Nuclear Research (ATOMKI), H-4001 Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: Electron optics; Electron spectroscopy; Electron-atom; ion-atom collision studies; Classical Trajectory Monte Carlo calculations; laser-atom; laser-surface collisions; Simulation of electron spectra

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interaction of electrons with atoms, molecules and surfaces provides information about the fundamentals of dynamics involved in the few-body system being investigated. There has been a continuous interest over recent decades in the investigation of different mechanisms like ionization, excitation, elastic scattering, e-2e process fragmentation, manipulation on surfaces by electron impact. However, the electron impact collisions with various targets is not only important for understanding the collision dynamics but it is also useful for other fields of research like mass spectrometry, plasma physics, surface physics, astrophysics, stellar atmospheres, radiation chemistry, and fusion research. Moreover, in recent years, fast electron impact ionization studies on biomolecules have gained immense importance due to their applicability in cancer treatment. For this Special Issue we invite original contributions covering all aspects of electron interaction with atoms, molecules and surfaces such as:

  • Electron collision-induced physical, chemical and biological reactions;
  • Ultrafast dynamics;
  • Transmission and reflection mode electron spectroscopy of solids;
  • Electron Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy;
  • Collective as well as single-particle excitation and ionization;
  • Electron–electron correlation effects in atoms, molecules and solids;
  • Excitation and single and multiple ionization of various targets;
  • Energy loss, scattering and channeling of primary particles;
  • Electron emission processes.

The contributions may include new theoretical or computational approaches, new experimental techniques, electron spectroscopy data, calculations and measurements of various processes. The goal is to provide an overview of current research in the field, of new insights, developments, applications and open problems.

Prof. Dr. Karoly Tokesi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atoms is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • ionization
  • excitation
  • Auger electron spectroscopy
  • reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy
  • bulk and surface excitation
  • Begrenzungs effect
  • multiple scatterings

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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