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Paper of the Week – Ultra-power shock wave driven by a laser-accelerated electron beam
The author, S Yu Gus'kov, reviews the use of laser-accelerated fast electrons in generating ultra-powerful shock waves, with pressures of hundreds of Mbar or even several Gbar. There is direct relevance to important applications, including shock ignition in inertial fusion targets and exploring the equations of state in matter under extreme conditions. This article is from the special issue to celebrate 150 years of Margarita and Vladimir Man'ko.

PFMC 2015 Poster Prize Winner
Congratulations to Gerd Meisl of Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik for being voted as having the best poster at the recent Plasma-facing Materials and Components conference, for his poster 'Simulating the nitrogen migration in Be/W tokamaks with WallDYN'. Well done!

New collection of invited papers - Cold matter, quantum optics, and quantum information in Mexico
Physica Scripta is pleased to present this collection of 19 invited articles, which have been specially comissioned by Octavio Castanos and Margarita Man'ko of the Editorial Board

New special issue - ICAMDATA 2014
Selected papers from the 9th International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Data and Their Applications (ICAMDATA 2014), held at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany, 21-25 September 2014, have been published as a special issue of Physica Scripta.

Highlights of 2014
Don't miss our new collection of papers, celebrating the research that was published with us last year. All the papers are free to read until 31 December 2015.

In the last 30 days

  • Nuclear weapons at 70: reflections on the context and legacy of the Manhattan Project

    B Cameron Reed 2015 Phys. Scr. 90 088001

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  • Effect of Coulomb interactions on the physical observables of graphene

    Mar?a A H Vozmediano and F Guinea 2012 Phys. Scr. 2012 014015

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  • The formation of the solar system OPEN ACCESS

    S Pfalzner et al 2015 Phys. Scr. 90 068001

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  • Two-dimensional crystals-based heterostructures: materials with tailored properties

    K S Novoselov and A H Castro Neto 2012 Phys. Scr. 2012 014006

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  • Towards industrial applications of graphene electrodes

    Sukang Bae et al 2012 Phys. Scr. 2012 014024

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  • The great downside dilemma for risky emerging technologies OPEN ACCESS

    Seth D Baum 2014 Phys. Scr. 89 128004

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  • My life and the world of crystals OPEN ACCESS

    Ian Robinson and Sally Robinson 2015 Phys. Scr. 90 048003

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  • Responses to catastrophic AGI risk: a survey OPEN ACCESS

    Kaj Sotala and Roman V Yampolskiy 2015 Phys. Scr. 90 018001

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  • Snails home

    D J Dunstan and D J Hodgson 2014 Phys. Scr. 89 068002

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  • The motion of an arbitrarily rotating spherical projectile and its application to ball games

    Garry Robinson and Ian Robinson 2013 Phys. Scr. 88 018101

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