Physica C (Superconductivity and its Applications) publishes peer-reviewed papers on novel developments in the field of superconductivity, superfluidity and Bose-Einstein condensation. Topics include novel materials, theoretical models, emergent phenomena, devices and applications.
The main goal of the journal is to publish:
1. Papers that through experimental methods including synthesis, crystal growth and thin film growth, substantially increase the knowledge about superconductivity, superfluidity, Bose-Einstein condensation and the associated properties and phenomena.
2. Papers that through theoretical and computational methods substantially deepen the understanding of the occurrence and phenomenology of superconductivity, superfluidity, Bose-Einstein condensation and associated properties and phenomena.
3. Papers presenting novel superconducting devices, applications and methods leading to improvements in device performance.
The editors of the journal will select papers that are well written and based on thorough research that provide truly novel insights.
Regular Papers present original research according to the criteria described above.
Reviews provide an authoritative review of the literature on a given subject, and are normally on invitation by the Editors. It can be written by a single author or by multiple authors, where at least one of the authors is a well-established expert on the subject of the review.
Comments provide a critical analysis of previous publications by other authors. The text should focus on the scientific aspects and avoid polemics. This applies also to a Reply to a Comment.
Keywords: BCS theory, bipolarons, Bose-Einstein condensate, flux creep, Ginzburg-Landau theory, Josephson coupling, order parameter, pairing mechanism, pairing symmetry, penetration depth, superconducting cable, superconducting gap, superconductivity phase diagram, superflow, superfluiditiy, transition temperature, vortices