Best of Elsevier Physics

We are delighted to bring you the Best of Elsevier Physics. This collection of articles showcases some of the most exciting physics research published across our journals.

All articles featured have been made freely available until May 31, 2019. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Chaos in the bitcoin market

Chaos in the bitcoin market

Exploring the properties of the Bitcoin market.

Research published in Chaos, Solitons and Fractals

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Finding new homes

Finding new homes

When a species decides to up and leave a habitat, its dispersal strategy can have a big impact on its long-term survival.

Research published in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation

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Does gravitational wave astronomy confirm the Scenario Machine's 1987 predictions

Does gravitational wave astronomy confirm the Scenario Machine's 1987 predictions?

Astrophysicists argue that the merger of neutron stars GW170817 and GRB170817A prove their thirty-year-old predictions are correct.

Research published in New Astronomy

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Mars explorers take your vitamins

Mars explorers, take your vitamins!

Many vitamins will degrade over the duration of, for example, a mission to Mars, but polymer microgels could stabilise them long enough.

Research published in Life Sciences in Space Research

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Seeing the Invisible

Seeing the Invisible

The world is full of invisible electromagnetic waves and now researchers are making them visible.

Research published in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

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New ways of imaging young brains

New ways of imaging young brains

Neuroimaging modalities have great promise to explore the structure and function of the infant brain.

Research published in Photoacoustics

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Citizen scientists are vital assistants in the search for dark matter

Citizen scientists are vital assistants in the search for dark matter

A new software framework allows volunteers to model gravitational lenses.

Research published in Astronomy and Computing

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Fast cancer diagnosis on a shoestring

Fast cancer diagnosis on a shoestring

Laser scanning laser diodes could provide a novel, low-cost method of detecting and diagnosing cancers quickly.

Research published in Photoacoustics

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Contaminated meat glows red for danger

Contaminated meat glows red for danger

Porphyrin fluorescence provides a low-cost way of detecting pathogens in stored chicken.

Research published in Journal of Luminescence

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Screening for breast cancer with sound and light

Screening for breast cancer with sound and light

Photoacoustic imaging is a viable way to identify metastasis, a common occurrence even in the early stages of breast cancer.

Research published in Photoacoustics

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Could machine learning unlock the secrets of our galaxy

Could machine learning unlock the secrets of our galaxy?

Researchers evaluate machine learning methods for separating pulsar signals from noise.

Research published in Astronomy and Computing

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Twisting and stacking double carbon layers

Twisting and stacking double carbon layers

Not all bilayer graphene systems are born equal: placing one layer on top of the other in different ways gives rise to non-equivalent forms.

Research published in Physics Reports

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From Antarctica to the stars

From Antarctica to the stars

A new web service for astronomical observation.

Research published in Astronomy and Computing

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Computers, consciousness and creativity

Computers, consciousness and creativity

A new theoretical model of human thinking that could, in principle, be implemented on a conventional computer provides an insight into human creativity.

Research published in Physics of Life Reviews

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Citizens and machines make discoveries in space

Citizens and machines make discoveries in space

For the first time, the combined power of crowdsourcing and machine learning has been applied to astronomy research.

Research published in Astronomy and Computing

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A flexible alternative to flat-panel X-ray detectors

A flexible alternative to flat-panel X-ray detectors?

Researchers propose flexible perovskite-based X-ray detectors for medical imaging.

Research published in Physics in Medicine

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Scanning for the protein in our chromosomes

Scanning for the protein in our chromosomes

A new technique has unravelled the structure of DNA and protein in mammalian chromosomes.

Research published in Ultramicroscopy

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Bringing optoacoustic imaging into the clinic

A new generation of specialized acoustic sensors has been developed that can generate more detailed and accurate images.

Research published in Photoacoustics

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Examining the most energetic radiation in space

Examining the most energetic radiation in space

The e-ASTROGAM mission uses a space telescope to study the most energetic gamma-ray radiation.

Research published in Journal of High Energy Astrophysics

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A safe, green and affordable corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel

A safe, green and affordable corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel

A safe, green and affordable corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel.

Research published in Results in Physics

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Recycling toxic materials from rechargeable batteries

Recycling toxic materials from rechargeable batteries

Researchers are using a new method based on old mining technology to recycle toxic materials from the lithium-ion batteries in phones, laptops, and electric car.

Research published in Sustainable Materials and Technologies

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Predicting galactic cosmic rays

Predicting galactic cosmic rays

An international collaboration has shown that models used to predict dangerous space radiation are accurate.

Research published in Life Sciences in Space Research

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Diagnosing egg allergy with luminescence

Diagnosing egg allergy with luminescence

A new method for detecting allergic reactions has been developed using ovalbumin as the allergen.

Research published in Journal of Luminescence

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Measuring with light

Measuring with light

Optical fibre sensors take measurements along the whole fibre length and monitor changes over time.

Research published in Optical Fiber Technology

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Imcompent bosses

Incompetent bosses? 

Promoting employees at random stands the test of time.

Research published in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications

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Can this framework finally answer the question_What is life

Can this framework finally answer the question – "What is life?"

A new theory of life called variational neuroethology.

Research published in Physics of Life Reviews

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