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Materials | EPJ E - The European Physical Journal E (EPJE) - Soft Matter and Biological Physics

The European Physical Journal E

The European Physical Journal E

Soft Matter and Biological Physics

Editors-in-Chief: A. Bausch; J.-M. Di Meglio; F. Sciortino

ISSN: 1292-8941 (print version)
ISSN: 1292-895X (electronic version)

Journal no. 10189

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EPJ E publishes papers describing advances in the understanding of physical aspects of Soft Matter and Biological Systems.

This includes reports of experimental, computational and theoretical studies and appeals to the broad interdisciplinary communities including physics, chemistry, biology and materials science.

The range of topics is extensive:

  • Polymers and Polyelectrolytes
  • Liquid Crystals, Liquids and Complex Fluids
  • Self-organisation and Supramolecular Assemblies
  • Colloids, Nanoparticles and Granular Matter
  • Functional Materials and Nanodevices
  • Interfacial Phenomena and Nanostructured Surfaces
  • Structure and Function of Biological Matter
  • Biomimetic Systems
  • Cellular Processes
  • Multicellular Systems
  • Biological Networks

For a complete list click 'Aims and scope' in the right column of this page.

Unique features of EPJ E:
- Colloquia - papers describing new research directions and techniques
- International Editorial Board
- Global contributions and global readership
- Appeals to the broad interdisciplinary community involved in soft matter research, including physics, chemistry, biology and materials science

Commonly used title abbreviations: Eur. Phys. J. E, Eur.Phys.J.E, EPJE, EPJ E

Related subjects » Biophysics & Biological Physics - Complexity - Materials - Nanotechnology - Polymer Science - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Impact Factor: 2.183 (2013) * 

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    Aims

    EPJ E publishes papers describing advances in the understanding of physical aspects of Soft, Liquid and Living Systems.

    Soft matter is a generic term for a large group of condensed, often heterogeneous systems -- often also called complex fluids -- that display a large response to weak external perturbations and that possess properties governed by slow internal dynamics.

    Flowing matter refers to all systems that can actually flow, from simple to multiphase liquids, from foams to granular matter.

    Living matter concerns the new physics that emerges from novel insights into the properties and behaviours of living systems. Furthermore, it aims at developing new concepts and quantitative approaches for the study of biological phenomena. Approaches from soft matter physics and statistical physics play a key role in this research.
     

    The journal includes reports of experimental, computational and theoretical studies and appeals to the broad interdisciplinary communities including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and materials science.

    Scope

    I. Soft Matter

    Polymers and Polyelectrolytes
    Gels, rubbers, networks
    Crystalline, glassy and molten polymers
    Amphiphilic systems

    Liquid Crystals
    Thermotropic and lyotropic phases
    Liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers

    Self-organised and Supramolecular Assemblies
    Purpose-designed organic molecules
    Hierarchical structures
    Foams, emulsions and dispersions
    Surfactants

    Colloids and Nanoparticles
    Colloids and nanoparticles as model systems
    Glasses, aggregates and fragility
    Ferrofluids

    Functional Materials and Nanodevices
    Smart materials
    DNA based nanotechnology
    Tuneable, switchable, and addressable properties
    Semiconducting polymers and molecular electronics: structure and morphology

    Interfacial Phenomena and Nanostructured Surfaces
    Adhesion and friction
    Soft lithography, materials pattern

    II. Flowing Matter

    Liquids and Complex Fluids
    Structure and dynamics of fluids
    Non-Newtonian fluids, viscoelasticity
    Rheology and rheophysics

    Granular Materials
    Packing and elasticity
    Dynamics, dissipation and flow behavior, slurries
    Transport and jamming

    Interfacial Phenomena
    Capillarity, wetting and spreading
    Microfluidics and interfacial flows, foam and emulsions rheology

    Nonlinear Physics
    Multiscale hydrodynamics
    Non-equilibrium dynamics, instabilities, pattern formation
    Transport processes, multiphase flows
    Turbulence
    Computational fluid dynamics – Lattice Boltzmann methods

    III. Living Systems

    Biological Matter
    DNA, RNA and chromatin
    Membranes and vesicles
    Proteins and protein assemblies
    Cytoskeletal filaments and networks

    Structure and Function
    Single molecules
    Nanoscale systems
    Molecular machines: Channels, pumps and motors
    Photobiophysics
    Protein folding

    Biomimetic Systems
    Reconstituted systems
    Artificial environments, microfluidics, microswimmers
    Synthetic biology  

    Cellular Processes
    Cell mechanics and adhesion
    Cell motility and force generation
    Transport and trafficking
    Fluctuations and noise, nonequilibrium processes  

    Multicellular Systems
    Tissues and organs
    Developmental processes and patterning
    Cell communication and cooperativity
    Sensory systems and neural networks
    Dynamics and self-organization in biological systems

    Biological Networks
    Genetic and protein networks
    Cellular signaling systems
    Population dynamics and evolution
    Robustness and reliability
    Biological information


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    Colloquia describe the development of new areas of research or the impact of new and promising experimental or theoretical methods in the fields that are within the spectrum of topics covered by the respective journals. While not as extensive and complete as reviews in the usual sense, they are intended to suitably introduce new research directions and techniques in their early stages of development, and to a wider audience. There is no explicit constraint regarding the length of such manuscripts, although 20 printed pages would be the most usual length. All invited/submitted manuscripts will undergo the same refereeing procedure as all other contributions submitted to the journal. For invited colloquium papers, authors will receive a honorarium of EUR 400,-- upon publication and colour figures will be free of charge. Colloquium papers are generally solicited by the journal editors. Authors wishing to submit a colloquium paper are advised to contact J.M. Di Meglio.

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