2013 Impact factor 1.463
EPJ B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems
Condensed Matter and Complex Systems
Open Calls for Papers
EPJ B: Topical Issue on Materials for Dielectric Application

The last decade has seen an exponential growth in the production and understanding of dielectric materials, with significant new advances happening every year. Research in dielectric materials is hugely important because of their numerous applications in many important technologies that are still seeking materials-based improvements, such as electronics, telecommunications, biotechnology and many more. Nanomaterials can now be made as dielectrics with new properties and morphologies. The many current and potential future application call for further research in this field.

This Topical Issue of EPJB will be focused on recent advances in preparation techniques, chemical structure investigation and related properties of novel dielectric materials.

Topics covered will include:

  • Dielectrics and Insulation Systems for DC Systems
  • Biomedical Application of Dielectric Materials
  • Electrical Conduction and Polarization in Solids, Liquids and Gases Dielectrics
  • Prebreakdown and Breakdown in Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Vacuum
  • Surface and Interfacial Phenomena
  • Modeling and Simulation Studies of Dielectric Materials and Insulation Systems
  • Electrical Insulation in High Voltage Apparatus and Cables
  • Nanotechnology and Nanodielectrics
  • Polymers and Composite Dielectrics
  • Composite Insulation Systems
  • Innovative and Functional Dielectric Materials
  • Thin Films and Multilayer Dielectrics
  • Dielectric Materials for Electronics and Photonics
  • Dielectrics for High Frequency Systems
  • Ageing, Degradation and Failure
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Space Charge and its Effects
  • New Materials for Active and Passive Components
  • Diagnostics, Tests, Measurements Techniques
  • Dielectric Materials in High Electric Fields
  • Dielectrics for Cryogenic Application
  • Dielectrics in Superconducting Devices
  • Materials for EMI Shielding
  • Guest Editors:

    • Maciej Jaroszewski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Wroclaw, Poland, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    • Sabu Thomas, Director of Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Deadline for submission: 30 June 2015

    Submission is now open. Contributions should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ B https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjb (or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Dielectric Materials” (use the pull down menu).

    If you experience any difficulties with the submission process or for further details and information, please contact the editorial office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
EPJ B: Topical Issue on “Silicon and Silicon-related Materials for Thermoelectricity”
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Over the last years interest in thermoelectricity for microharvesting or for prospective large-scale conversion of heat into electric power has reignited. This was mostly due to the tremendous impact of nanotechnology onto the conversion rate achievable by thermoelectric generators, which rose by almost a factor of three over the last decade. New classes of thermoelectric materials have appeared - while old materials have come back into focus. Nanowires and nanolayers, along with multilayered structures, have imparted to many well-known materials new improved characteristics. As performance has remarkably enhanced, much attention is now dedicated to selecting materials and technologies that could be scaled up and brought to bulk production. On this avenue, geo-abundance and low material costs are key issues.

This Special Issue will be devoted to the most important advances in Silicon, SiGe alloys, and silicides. It will feature some mini-review papers and selected research contributions, spanning from theoretical and experimental research on nanostructured materials to the technology enabling implementation of silicon and silicon-related materials in actual thermoelectric generators.

Guest Editor:

Dario Narducci University of Milano Bicocca, Dept. of Materials Science, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline for submission: September 1, 2014

Submission is now open. Contributions should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ B https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjb (or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Silicon and Silicon-related Materials for Thermoelectricity” (use the pull down menu).

If you experience any difficulties with the submission process or for further details and information, please contact the editorial office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Editors-in-Chief
P. Hänggi and A. Rubio
Thank you for the very fruitful and efficient collaboration. It has been a pleasure!!

Paul van Loosdrecht, Guest Editor Topical issue: Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Nanostructured and Molecular Materials, 2013

ISSN (Print Edition): 1434-6028
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1434-6036

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