Papers in Physics



Papers in Physics publishes original research in all areas of physics and its interface with other subjects. The scope includes, but is not limited to, physics of particles and fields, condensed matter, relativity and gravitation, nuclear physics, physics of fluids, biophysics, econophysics, chemical physics, statistical mechanics, soft condensed matter, materials science, mathematical physics and general physics. Contributions in the areas of foundations of physics, history of physics and physics education are not considered for publication.

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Papers in Physics offers two distinct editorial treatments to articles from which authors can choose. In Traditional Review, manuscripts are submitted to anonymous reviewers seeking constructive criticism and editors make a decision on whether publication is appropriate. In Open Review, manuscripts are sent to reviewers. If the paper is considered original and technically sound, the article, the reviewer's comments and the author's reply are published alongside the names of all involved. This way, Papers in Physics promotes the open discussion of controversies among specialists that are of help to the reader and to the transparency of the editorial process. Moreover, our reviewers receive their due recognition by publishing a recorded citable report. Papers in Physics publishes Commentaries from the reviewer(s) if major disagreements remain after exchange with the authors or if a different insight proposed is considered valuable for the readers.

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Sergio Dain (1970-2016)

Sergio Dain passed away in February 2016, at the early age of 46. He was a full proffesor at the National University of  Córdoba (Argentina) and worked for several  years at the Max-Planck Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert Einstein Institut (AEI). Sergio was an impressive young scientist. His natural kindness, as well as his enthusiasm, passion and commitment towards any knowledge related activity made him unforgettable for anyone fortunate to met him. Sergio was among the first to join the Editorial Board of Papers in Physics and always contributed to our endeavour generously and enthusiastically.  
Posted: 2016-05-30

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Vol 8 (2016)

Table of Contents


Ergodic-nonergodic transition in tapped granular systems: The role of persistent contacts PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY
Paula A. Gago, Diego Maza, Luis A. Pugnaloni 080001
Autonomous open-source hardware apparatus for quantum key distribution PDF REFERENCES
Ignacio H. López Grande, Christian T. Schmiegelow, Miguel A. Larotonda 080002
Increasing granular flow rate with obstructions PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY
Alan Murray, Fernando Alonso-Marroquin 080003
Invited review: Fluctuation-induced transport. From the very small to the very large scales PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY
G. P. Suárez, Miguel Hoyuelos, Dante R. Chialvo 080004
Topological quantum phase transition in strongly correlated Kondo insulators in 1D PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY
Franco Thomas Lisandrini, Alejandro Martín Lobos, Ariel Oscar Dobry, Claudio Javier Gazza 080005
An efficient density matrix renormalization group algorithm for chains with periodic boundary condition PDF REFERENCES
Dayasindhu Dey, Debasmita Maiti, Manoranjan Kumar 080006
Knife-bladed vortices in non-Newtonian fluids PDF REFERENCES COMMENTARY
Eric Freyssingeas, Damien Frelat, Yvan Dossmann, Jean-Christophe Géminard 080007

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