Special Issue "Symmetry on Electronic Structure"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 795
Interests: ferroelectric materials; multiferroic materials; magnetoelectric materials; ferrotoroidic materials; non-collinear magnets; new phenomena at the interface between the aforementioned systems
Symmetry is intrinsic to the universe and materials properties is not an exception of the rule.
Symmetry operations can be applied to materials, allowing to distinguish isotropic or anisotropic response or to provide preference over some of the degrees of freedom. While structural properties are very well accounted by the crystal group symmetries, the same concept for electronic structure is still under development, as we find that there are different electronic states depending on the crystal symmetry, relativistic effects, local atomic environments, etc. Electronic states in materials and molecules depend on the structure but also on many other factors such as dimensionality, ground or excited configuration, bonding type, etc. In periodic 3D or 2D solids, the electronic states are represented by the band structure, which are the main ingredient for many of the material properties, while in zero dimensional systems (i.e. molecules), the electronic states can be obtained from linear combination of atomic orbitals. In this issue, we want to invite the community to submit contributions on the effect of symmetries (internal or global degrees of freedom, time reversal, etc.) on the electronic structure of materials and molecules.
Dr. Eric Bousquet
Prof. Dr. Aldo Humberto Romero
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.