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Paper of the Week – Densities, isobaric thermal expansion coefficients and isothermal compressibilities of linear alkylbenzene
For optimization of large scale liquid scintillator facilities like Daya Bay and JUNO, knowledge of the properties of the scintillator is important. Researchers report the measurements of the densities of linear alkylbenzene at three temperatures from 4 to 23 °C with pressures up to 10 MPa. They analyse the measurements to yield the isobaric thermal expansion coefficients and, for the first time, isothermal compressibilities of this substance. The relevance of their results for current and next generation liquid scintillator neutrino detectors are discussed.

Virtual issue: Mixing in fusion plasmas
With Guest Editors Snezhana I Abarzhi, Michael E Mauel and Harold Weitzner, this virtual issue comprises a collection of papers that were presented at, and are relevant to, the mini-conference Mixing in Fusion Plasmas and the programme 'Turbulent Mixing and Beyond'.

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.

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