J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 1071 - 1075
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 1071-1075

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133217

Exploring warm dense matter using quantum molecular dynamics

J. Clérouin1 and S. Mazevet2

1  CEA/DIF, BP. 12, 91680 Bruyères Le Châtel Cedex, France
2  Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA

For dense plasmas produced in shock experiments, the influence of the media on the isolated atomic properties can no longer be treated as a perturbation and conventional atomic physics approaches usually fail. Recently, quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) has been used to successfully predict static, dynamical and optical properties in this regime within the framework of a first principle method. In this short report, we illustrate the usefulness of the method for dense plasmas with a few selected examples: the equation of state of liquid deuterium, the electrical properties of expanded metals, the optical properties of shocked insulators, and the interaction of femto-second lasers with gold thin films.

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