Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal, published monthly by the American Physical Society. The main field of interest is many-body phenomena. The Editor-in-Chief is Gene D. Sprouse. While original research content requires subscription, editorials, news, and other non-research content is openly accessible. Although the focus of this journal is many-body phenomena, the broad scope of the journal includes quantum chaos, soft matter physics, classical chaos, biological physics and granular materials. Also emphasized are statistical physics, equilibrium and transport properties of fluids, liquid crystals, complex fluids, polymers, chaos, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, classical physics, and computational physics. This journal began as "Physical Review" in 1893. In 1913 the American Physical Society took over "Physical Review". In 1970 "Physical Review" was subdivided into Physical Review A, B, C, and D. From 1990 until 1993 a process was underway which split the journal then entitled " Physical Review A: General Physics" into two journals. Hence, from 1993 until 2000, one of the split off journals became Physical
Active deformation dynamics of cell nuclei contribute to the formation of intra-nuclear chromosome architectures
A Japanese researcher has investigated the contributions of active deformation dynamics of cell nuclei using the Brownian motion theory.
3-D imaging reveals hidden forces behind clogs, jams, avalanches, earthquakes
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Increasing oil flow in the Keystone pipeline with electric fields
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Researchers discover that the constant angle of curvature is the reason that nanobubbles are stable
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Thought experiment proposed to reconcile psychological versus thermodynamic arrows of time
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In the eye of a chicken, a new state of matter comes into view
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Dancing beads on surface waves cluster in surprising ways
(Phys.org) —FOM researchers have discovered that objects floating on surface waves behave differently than expected. If a small number of floating objects is present on a water surface, these will drift to the locations ...
Simulations uncover obstacle to harnessing laser-driven fusion
(Phys.org) —A once-promising approach for using next-generation, ultra-intense lasers to help deliver commercially viable fusion energy has been brought into serious question by new experimental results and first-of-a-kind ...
Mathematical equation could reduce traffic jams
(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.