**PHYSICA
A: STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS
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http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/physa

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*Physica A* publishes research in the field of statistical mechanics and
its applications.
Statistical mechanics sets out to explain the behaviour of macroscopic systems
by studying the statistical properties of their microscopic constituents.
Applications of the techniques of statistical mechanics are widespread, and
include
applications to physical systems such as solids, liquids and gases;
applications to chemical and biological systems (colloids, interfaces, complex
fluids, polymers and biopolymers, cell physics);
and other interdisciplinary applications to biological, economical and
sociological systems.

Specific subfields covered by the journal are: