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Matter and Radiation at Extremes (MRE), is committed to the publication of original and impactful research and review papers that address extreme states of matter and radiation, and the associated science and technology that are employed to produce and diagnose these conditions in the laboratory. Drivers, targets and diagnostics are included along with related numerical simulation and computational methods. It aims to provide a peer-reviewed platform for the international physics community and promote worldwide dissemination of the latest and impactful research in related fields.

Matter and Radiation at Extremes covers a broad range of important research in the following topics:

Fundamental Physics at Extreme Light

  • Ultra-high intensity laser-matter/plasma interaction
  • Laser-induced QED effects, QED plasma physics
  • Relativistic optics and plasma optics
  • New sources of intense particles, X-rays and gamma-radiation
  • Non-LTE transport/physics
  • Short-pulse laser physics
  • Relativistic laboratory astrophysics
  • Nuclear photonics

Inertial Confinement Fusion Physics

  • Laser and particle beam fusion physics
  • Magnetic driven fusion
  • Laser-plasma interaction
  • Diagnostics
  • Targetry
  • Lasers and optics for ICF
  • Alternative ICF
  • Pulsed power technology for ICF

Radiation and Hydrodynamics

  • Laboratory astrophysics
  • Atomic physics in HEDP
  • Warm dense matter
  • Hydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence
  • Shocks and planetary physics
  • Interaction of radiation with matter
  • Magnetized plasmas
  • HED Physics on XFEL

High Pressure Physics and Materials Science

  • High-pressure technology and probes
  • Condensed-matter physics under compression
  • Superconductivity under compression
  • Low-dimensionality materials under compression
  • Dense amorphous materials
  • High-pressure chemistry
  • Earth’s and planetary deep interiors
  • Superhard materials
  • Dense energetic materials
  • High-pressure functional materials

Open Access Statement

Matter and Radiation at Extremes (MRE) is an open access journal. Articles published in MRE are freely accessible, without restriction, to the global public. Although MRE is an open access journal, authors are not responsible for any publication charges. The open access publication fee is funded by the Science and Technology Information Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics. Authors who publish in MRE retain the copyright to their work under a Creative Commons license. Under this license, users are free to share and adapt the material in any format, provided appropriate credit is given. Visit the AIP Publishing Open Access Policy for more information about our policies on open access.

MRE- Journal Impact Factor

2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2023)*:

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* Data from the 2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate, 2023).

ISSN: 2468-080X  


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