The Electronic and Crystal Structures section of the journal Current Chinese Science publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to electronic and crystal structures. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from China.
This section is not limited to a specific aspect of the field but is instead devoted to a wide range of sub fields in the area. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. This section deals with the description of the quantum states of the electrons, the arrangement of electrons in an atom, ion, molecule and solid, the band structure and density of states of electrons in solid, the immigration and transportation of electrons in inorganic and organic compounds, and the sub-structure of high energy particles, as well as the ordered arrangement of atoms to form crystal lattice, sub-lattice, clusters, nano particles, small molecules, macromolecules, self-organized assemblies, and solid materials. This journal focuses on the electronic and crystal structures in emerging research fields like single-atom catalysts, energy materials, novel photoelectric functional materials, biomaterials, and macromolecular proteins, as well as the traditional materials such as metals, glasses, ceramics, and organic compounds with significant progresses on understanding long-distance structures, short-distance structures, local structures, dislocation, defects, surface and interface structures. Both experimental and theoretical studies on electronic and crystal structures, the approaches and instruments used to study electronic and crystal structures, and the applications of electronic and crystal structures used to design and prepare new materials and new devices are within the aim and scope of this journal. This journal focuses fundamental researches on electronic and crystal structures, aiming to promote the development of advanced mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic, catalytic, and bio materials.