Special Issue "Symmetry, Structure and Dynamics in Molecular Systems"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 57

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Krzysztof Hałagan
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Department of Molecular Physics, Faculty of Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Zeromskiego 116, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Interests: computational physics; physical chemistry; parallel computing algorithms; computer simulation of soft matter; polymer systems and complex liquids; diffusion in polymer systems; reaction kinetics in complex environments; molecular dynamics and relaxations; polymers with complex architectures; gelation processes
Prof. Dr. Marcin Kozanecki
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Lodz University Technology, Department of Molecular Physics, Zeromskiego 116, PL-90924 Lodz, Poland
Interests: material characterization; nanomaterials; polymers with complex architecture; molecular dynamics in complex polymer systems; polymer networks; stimuli responsive hydrogels; phase transitions in polymer systems; hydrogen bonding; vibrational spectroscopy; broadband dielectric spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of novel, advanced, functional products requires a deep understanding of the relationships between the broadly considering structure and physicochemical properties of materials. The design of materials and systems with precisely defined properties should start from the design and synthesis of a single molecule, as the low-order structure determines the structures of higher orders. Symmetry is one of the crucial aspects influencing the structure, properties (including molecular dynamics), and applicability of a given system. It may be found in mathematics, logic, architecture, biological systems, material science, arts, and even music. In material science, symmetry may be considered at various levels from the level of the single molecule, through a material structure, up to the structure of a final product or a device. This Special Issue will attempt to cover the field of symmetry at all these levels in various materials and systems. Articles devoted to the structure and dynamic properties of different materials, including organic, inorganic, as well as hybrid ones, are warmly welcomed. Both experimental and theoretical studies, as well as the results of simulations, will be considered.

We cordially invite researchers to contribute their original, high-quality research papers which will inspire advances in understanding structure–dynamic relations in advanced materials, with special emphasis on structural symmetry. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Symmetry in molecular systems;
  • Molecular structure;
  • Dynamics in molecular systems;
  • Diffusion in molecular systems;
  • Nonlinear systems;
  • Ordinary and partial differential equations;
  • Complex systems;
  • Structure–dynamics relation;
  • Advanced materials;
  • Phase transitions.

Dr. Krzysztof Hałagan
Prof. Dr. Marcin Kozanecki
Guest Editors

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.

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