Capitalizing on recent experimental and theoretical advances, the journal provides a forum for the community of scientists working on the development, implementation, and use of new tools for determining static and time-evolving structures. This community includes scientists dealing with different aspects of structural dynamics in relation to problems in atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics and materials science, chemistry, and biology that often use similar experimental (synchrotrons, X-ray free electron lasers, ultrashort UV-visible lasers, ultrashort electron pulses, laboratory sources of ultrashort X-ray pulses, high-harmonic generation sources) and theoretical (molecular dynamics simulations, quantum chemical calculations, etc.) tools.

We encourage submissions in areas such as:

  • Static structure determination and imaging
  • Dynamical (i.e., time-domain) structural studies with a time resolution from femtoseconds to milliseconds and spatial resolutions from the Å to the micron
  • Electronic structure studies that underlie structures at equilibrium and/or their evolution over time
  • Theoretical modelling and computational studies of all the above

We also welcome submissions dealing with the methodological aspects of structural studies and their time dependence, such as:

  • X-ray diffraction (crystallography) and X-ray scattering
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES and EXAFS)
  • Electron diffraction, scattering, and microscopy
  • Coherent X-ray imaging
  • Core-level spectroscopies: photoelectron spectroscopy (PS), photoemission, X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES), resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS), and electron-energy-loss-spectroscopy (EELS)
  • NMR spectroscopies
  • Vibrational (infrared) and electronic (visible-UV) multidimensional spectroscopies

The journal welcomes articles dealing with scientific questions related to structure determination and dynamics driven by emerging experimental methodologies and technical developments. The journal contains the following sections:

  • Short Communications
  • Theory and Modelling
  • Experimental Methodologies
  • Materials and Surfaces
  • Biological Systems
  • Liquids, Solutions, and Interfaces

Structural Dynamics combines high-quality peer review with a streamlined publication process to highlight your results. We look forward to receiving your articles.

Professor Majed Chergui