Open Thematic Series
Quantum simulations consist in the intentional reproduction of interesting physical phenomena, usually notoriously difficult to study in the lab and on a computer, onto another quantum system that is typically more accessible and controllable. Most if not all of the real effects occurring in condensed matter and quantum chemistry, or predicted by nuclear physics and the Standard Model, are in this category due to our limited computational capabilities in modeling quantum many body systems. A working quantum simulator is expected to be able to assist in overcoming the above issues by directly reproducing the inner workings of the system itself in a controlled environment.
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Aims & scope
Driven by advances in technology and experimental capability, the last decade has seen the emergence of quantum technology: a new praxis for controlling the quantum world. It is now possible to engineer complex, multi-component systems that merge the once distinct fields of quantum optics and condensed matter physics.
EPJ Quantum Technology will cover theoretical and experimental advances in subjects including but not limited to the following:
- Quantum measurement, metrology and lithography
- Quantum complex systems, networks and cellular automata
- Quantum electromechanical systems
- Quantum optomechanical systems
- Quantum machines, engineering and nanorobotics
- Quantum control theory
- Quantum information, communication and computation
- Quantum thermodynamics
- Quantum metamaterials
- The effect of Casimir forces on micro- and nano-electromechanical systems
- Quantum biology
- Quantum sensing
- Hybrid quantum systems
The journal will NOT consider the following topics:
- Foundations of quantum mechanics
- Alternative approaches to, new structures for or different interpretations of QM (e.g. Bohmian Mechanics)
- Non-technical applications such as "quantum consciousness", "quantum psychology" , "quantum economics" etc.
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