Condensed Matter Physics Research Papers

The scope of Physica B comprises all condensed matterphysics, including both experimental and theoretical work. Papers should contain a new experimental, calculated, or theoretical result of which the physics is properly discussed.

The requirement of the presence of some new condensed matter physics means that typical materials science papers which, for instance, mainly concern a new more efficient or cheaper preparation method of a material or the optimization of an already known physical property of a material with the aim of application, fall outside the scope of Physica B.

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The section broadly focuses on fundamental physics of condensed matter as well as applied physics of materials. The field covers the whole area of condensed matter including ordered solid state phases; inhomogeneous and disordered systems including alloys, glasses, and liquids; soft materials and polymers; nanostructured and layered materials. Structural, electronic, magnetic, optical, mechanical, and electrical properties of condensed matter are of interest. The relevant phenomena and systems include: phase transitions; lattice dynamics, phonons and polarons; magnetism including diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic materials, spin glasses, spin chains, surface and interface magnetism, and spin-dependent transport; ferroelectricity and related phenomena; superfluidity and superconductivity including high-temperature superconductivity and tunnel junctions; electronic structure and strongly correlated systems including metal-insulator transitions, heavy fermions, and topological insulators; photonics and metamaterials; semiconducting systems including amorphous and magnetic semiconductors, two-dimensional electron gases, quantum wells, quantum dots, and mesoscopic systems; surface and nanoscale physics, including surface electronic structure and bonding, surface dynamics and interactions; low-dimensional systems including thin films, clusters, fullerenes, graphene, and nanotubes. Physical behaviour under extreme conditions and device physics are also in the scope of the section. Condensed Matter Physics welcomes all types of research including synthesis and characterization, as well as theory and modelling.


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