Physical Review Letters

Physical Review Letters (PRL), established in 1958, is a peer reviewed, scientific journal that is published 52 times per year by the American Physical Society. According to various measurement standards, which includes the Journal Citation Reports impact factor, Physical Review Letters is considered to be a prestigious journal in the field of physics. PRL is published as a print journal, and is in electronic format, online and CD-ROM. Its focus is rapid dissemination of significant, or notable, results of fundamental research on all topics related to all fields of physics. This is accomplished by rapid publication of short reports, called "Letters". Papers are published and available electronically one article at a time. When published in such a manner, the paper is available to be cited by other work. Three editors are listed for this journal: Jack Sandweiss, George Basbas, and Reinhardt B. Schuhmann. Physical Review Letters is an internationally read physics journal, describing a diverse readership. Advances in physics, as well as cross disciplinary developments, are disseminated weekly, via this publication. Topics covered by this journal are also the explicit titles for each

American Physical Society
United States
Impact factor
7.328 (2009)
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Counterintuitive math of high speed impacts

It seems to contradict common sense—that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. But that's the finding confirmed by NJIT Professor Lou Kondic, ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in General Physics
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How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement

A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining how spacetime emerges from quantum entanglement in a more fundamental theory. ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Tiny drops of early universe 'perfect' fluid

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider for nuclear physics research at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, smashes large nuclei together at close to the speed of ...

dateSep 01, 2015 in General Physics
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Quantum computing advance locates neutral atoms

For any computer, being able to manipulate information is essential, but for quantum computing, singling out one data location without influencing any of the surrounding locations is difficult. Now, a team of Penn State physicists ...

dateAug 12, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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