Call for papers for the Special issue: Insight - Physics


The Introduction of the Special Issue

"Insight - Physics" was inspired by the need to bring together current and contemporary contributions in the field of Physics, which highlight some of the probing questions and challenges in the fields of nano-materials, condensed matter, new heterogeneous semiconductor devices, astrophysics and photonics. At present, nano-materials are most widely applied to the area of drug development, where their toxicity is actively being studied. In Physics, there is a flurry of research activity at present to design, fabricate and characterize novel 3D nano-structure. However, the issue of their characterizations through existing instrumentation remains a significant challenge due to the scale, which hampers their application in actual devices such as nano-interconnects and transistors. The associated problem of semi-empirical validation remains due to the general unavailability of experimental data. This issue therefore presents a useful review of the state of nano-material characterization. The issue also focuses on composite devices comprising of heterogeneous semiconductors with metallic interconnects, which present a next logical step in the application of nanotechnology to devices. This issue also presents articles on key areas of modern condensed matter and solid-state physics, with special emphasis on structures, electrical and magnetic properties. The articles on Physics Education have been included because of the identified need and relevance of raising the awareness of Physics to the undergraduate readership and their instructors.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue


·Condensed Matter Physics

·Device fabrication & characterization


·Computational Physics


·Physics Education



The Article Title of the Special Issue:

1:Review of current challenges in the characterization of nano-devices

2:Properties of transition metal-doped metal oxide nano-particles

3:Liquid crystalline mixtures with photoluminescent dyes for ultraviolet sensing

4:Computational analysis of alkali metal melting using quantum molecular-dynamics

5:Thoughts on quantum gravity and the Poincaré Group at the 5th Root of Unity

6:Clarifying the growing divergent views of earth and solar system geometry to the young learner

7:The use of heuristic tools versus open souraace in computational physical sciences


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Insight - Physics submission system:

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: August 31 , 2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Ocaya R.O

The member has been recognized as an established researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. His fields of interest are, but not limited to: scientific computing, mathematical physics, material science, embedded instrumentation and electronics design, radio, and data telemetry. He has published over 60 scientific papers and currently holds a patent in telemetry. He is an active reviewer for several high-impact scientific journals. His programming and computing proficiencies encompass symbolic, interpreted languages and compiled languages. He is currently collaborating with individuals and teams around the globe, with the interest to expand research networks.