Open quantum systems

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Quantum systems that interact with an environment (bath) are referred to as open quantum systems. The study of the interactions between such systems and the bath is of fundamental interest, since these interactions can significantly change the dynamics of the system itself and result in dissipation. Open quantum systems have attracted research attention because of their exploitation in a number of applications including quantum optics and quantum information.

This Collection brings together original research in the field of open quantum systems, looking at the theory of open quantum systems as well as their experimental implementation.

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To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of this Collection, please follow the steps detailed on this page. On the first page of our online submission system, under “I’m submitting:” select the option “any other article type”. Once logged in you can submit your manuscript to a Collection by selecting “Guest Edited Collection”, under the “Choose the appropriate manuscript type” message, and clicking “Continue”. Then when filling out the manuscript information, select the "Open quantum system" Collection from the alphabetical list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab. Authors should express their interest in the Collection in their cover letter.

Accepted papers are published on a rolling basis as soon as they are ready.

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