Atomistic modelling and simulation of warm dense matter. Conductivity and reflectivity

G. Norman, I. Saitov, V. Stegailov, P. Zhilyaev

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Warm dense matter conductivity and reflectivity are investigated by means of density functional theory. Both one- and two-temperature cases are considered. One-temperature mode is related to equilibrium state where temperature of electrons and ions are equal. As an example of one-temperature system xenon plasma is studied. The reflectivity of shock-compressed dense xenon plasma is calculated and compared with experimental data. Two-temperature mode is associated with different temperature of electrons and ions. The thermal conductivity of aluminium and gold in such mode is examined. The comparison of obtained results with theoretical model based on Boltzmann equation is conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-310
Number of pages11
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Conductivity
  • Density functional theory
  • Reflectivity
  • Warm dense matter


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