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Magnetic and Transport Properties Based on Transition-Metal Compounds

Call for Papers

Transition-metal compounds have been a focus of intensive studies due to their rich physical properties and potential applications in functional devices such as the colossal magnetoresistance in manganites, the spin-state transition in cobaltites, the high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates or iron pnictides, and the charge-density wave and superconductivity in intercalated or substituted dichalcogenides. Researchers try to study the variation of crystal structure and transport properties caused by changing physical parameters such as different chemical substitution, applied pressure, magnetic field, electric field, or photo irradiation to investigate the underlying physics in terms of the unusually strong coupling among the charge, spin, orbit, and lattice degrees of freedom. Since the magnetic properties and electrical and thermal transport of transition-metal compounds are determined by the d electrons with the fivefold orbital degeneracy, understanding of the d-orbital state is one of the key issues required to develop fundamental physics of transition-metal compounds as well as its application.

This important issue is devoted to the investigation of crystal structure, magnetic properties, electrical transport, and thermal transport in the correlated electron systems based on transition-metal compounds. We welcome experimental and theoretical researchers to contribute original and outstanding research articles as well as review articles, which provide a comprehensive report on the present progress of the field in condensed matter physics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sample fabrication of transition-metal compounds such as polycrystalline, single crystals, and thin films
  • Characterization of crystal structure such as lattice parameters, bond length, and bond angles
  • Magnetic properties based on magnetic susceptibility and hysteresis loop
  • Magnetic resonance such as electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Electrical transport based on resistivity and magnetoresistance effect
  • Thermal transport based on heat capacity, thermoelectric power, and thermal conductivity
  • Ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, metal-insulator transition, spin-state transition, charge ordering, orbital ordering, spin polarization, phase separation, charge-/spin-density wave, and superconductivity

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 8 November 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 31 January 2014
Publication DateFriday, 28 March 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ran Ang, Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China

Guest Editors

  • Hechang Lei, Frontier Research Center, Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan
  • Shoubao Zhang, Advanced Solid State Chemistry Laboratory, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
  • Xuan Luo, Laboratory for Pohang Emergent Materials, Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784, Republic of Korea