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Hadrons and Nuclei

EPJ A Topical Issue: Heavy and Super-Heavy Nuclei and Elements: Production and Properties

An important achievement of the refined shell model for the nucleus was the prediction of new shell closures at proton number 114 and neutron number 184. In addition, the model predicted decay properties, which led to the expectation that an “island of stability” would be located near these proton and neutron numbers. Experiments confirmed the predicted properties of part of these super-heavy nuclei during the last 20 years. Already in the 1980s, experimentally confirmed was a region of deformed super-heavy nuclei near proton and neutron numbers 108 and 162, respectively. Whereas only a few isotopes could be produced in the discovery experiments, the increase of the experimental sensitivity makes now and in future a more detailed study of these super-heavy systems possible. For this reason, the editors of the European Physical Journal A, N. Alamanos and M.J.G. Borge, suggested that a special edition be devoted to research on super-heavy nuclei and elements.

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EPJ A Topical Issue: The QCD Phase Diagram in Strong Magnetic Fields

In recent years, the impact of strong magnetic fields on the strongly interacting matter phase diagram has been a very active field of research with important developments. The presence of these strong magnetic fields modifies the dynamics of quarks, gluons and hadrons and is expected to have an enormous influence over all regions of the phase diagram: from the first stages of the Universe to the physics of neutron stars and the quark gluon plasma. As for the phase diagram in itself, one expects an impact on the chiral transition (and the respective Critical End Point location) as well as on the deconfinement transition.

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EPJ A Topical Issue: Light clusters in nuclei and nuclear matter: Nuclear structure and decay, heavy ion collisions, and astrophysics

Nuclear systems are important examples for strongly interacting quantum liquids. New experiments in nuclear physics and observations of compact astrophysical objects require an adequate description of correlations, in particular the formation of clusters and the occurrence of quantum condensates in low-density nuclear systems.

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Editors-in-Chief
David Blaschke, Thomas Duguet and Maria Jose Garcia Borge
Thank you, yet again, for an excellent set of proofs and the meticulous work you do! ... We are glad to see that EPJA maintains its high standards.

Harald W. Grießhammer, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1434-601X

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