The physics governing the response of materials to shock loading has numerous applications in various fields, from basic research such as Earth and planetary science or warm dense matter to engineering principles such as safety, pyrotechnics, and impact strength. It motivates active research worldwide, including experimental developments with in-situ and time-resolved measurements, modern theoretical approaches, and multi-scale simulations. This Special Topic will provide a broad picture of the area of shock loading physics and inspire further work.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Elastic-plastic and strength properties of condensed matter under shock loading
- Detonation and High Explosives properties
- Equation of state and phase transitions under shock compression
- Shock-induced damage and shock protection/mitigation
- Applications to planetary science and astrophysics
Federica Coppari – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)
Thibaut de Rességuier – French National Centre for Scientific Research (France)
Eugene Zaretsky – Ben Gurion University (Israel)
Toshimori Sekine – Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (China)
Sergey Razorenov – Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Deputy Editor Simon Phillpot
Associate Editor Alain Polian
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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