Aims and scope
As diffusion occurs in all types of matter, there is practically no limitations to the scope. Contributed papers are expected to deal with new aspects of diffusion theory, experiment and application, which are of general interest for the diffusion community. Main research area will include:
- Theory: models, computational studies, novel paradigms and tools of theoretical treatment
- Experiments: experimental results dealing with fundamental research of diffusion and transport in any kind of matter (solids, fluids, gases, soft matter, interfaces, etc.)
- Applications: applied research related to unrestricted spectrum of systems including complex materials, polymers, nanocomposites, self-assembled structures, bio-systems, engineered devices, sensors, etc.
- Methods: potentials, versatility and limitations of experimental techniques for measuring diffusion and transport, recent developments and progress
- Diffusion-like phenomena: studies in other areas like economic and social systems
University of Leipzig,
University of Hannover,
Dezsö L. Beke, Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary
Stefano Brandani, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Armin Bunde, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany
Paul Callaghan, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, New Zealand
Alan Chadwick, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Christian Chmelik, University of Leipzig, Germany
Marc-Olivier Coppens, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Gerhard Ertl, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany
Dieter Freude, University of Leipzig, Germany
Yossi Klafter, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Klaus Kroy, University of Leipzig, Germany
Alfred Leipertz, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto, Canada
Graeme Murch, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
Harry Pfeifer†, University of Leipzig, Germany
Jean Philibert, Université de Paris-Sud, France
William S. Price, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Douglas M. Ruthven, Orono, University of Maine, USA
Michael J. Saxton, Davis, University of California, USA
Doros Theodorou, Athens, University of Patras, Greece
Rustem Valiullin, University of Leipzig, Germany
Ilpo Vattulainen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Gero Vogl, University of Vienna, Austria
George H. Weiss, Bethesda, Center for Information Technology Maryland, USA
Guide to authors
Diffusion Fundamentals is a peer-reviewed online journal publishing original research articles of an outrageous importance for a broad scientific community interested in diffusion and transport. Manuscripts in English language including short communications or full-length articles will be considered. No limitations of the length are required. As the main criteria for acceptance the contributions are required to demonstrate novel original research results important for any field of diffusion theory, experiment and application.
Editors would like to deliberately leave a decision on the presentation forms to authors. However basic requirements of scientific writing and arranging the manuscript are implied. The writing style should be concise and clear. The manuscript should start with the Title followed by Authors, Affiliations and Keywords.
Abstract should be a single paragraph that summarizes the background, methods and the main findings of the paper. The printed area including text, illustrations, legends etc. should be 25 cm in length and 16 cm in width. Provide an empty headline above the Title to be filled in by Diffusion-Fundamentals. The character font should be "Times" in the whole document. Character size in the text must be 12 pts. Character size in Footnotes and Legends should be 10 pts. Copyrights remain with the Authors.
provide five keywords
Provide a clear title specific to the study but comprehensible to a broad community. All words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be in capital letters. Any abbreviations should be avoided in the title.
Authors and Affiliations:
Provide the first names or initials, the middle names or initials, and the last names. Provide affiliations (department, university or organization, city, state/province, country). Designate the corresponding author and provide the contact information.
Recommended structure of the Sections is as follows: Summary, Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results, Discussions, Conclusions, References, Acknowledgments. Illustrations and tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text and inserted into the corresponding sections of the contribution. Each illustration or table should be accompanied by a caption. Please note: only high resolution Figures can be accepted.
Equations should appear with the number in parentheses at the right margin. Throughout the text and in the equations physical quantities have to be noted in Italic script. The Experimental section should provide enough detail for reproduction of the findings. Discussion should provide a critical interpretation of the data described in Results and support the main conclusions. Results and Discussions may be combined in one Section and organized into subheadings. References should be cited in the text by square brackets, e.g. .
Conclusions should summarize the main ideas and findings.
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 F.M. Ashcroft, Ion Channels and Disease, Academic Press, San Diego, 1998.
 P. Colarusso, L.H. Kidder, I.W. Levin, E.N. Lewis, in: J.C. Lindon, G.E. Tranter, J.L. Holmes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, Academic Press, San Diego, 1999, pp. 1945-1954.