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Keywords:

  • Warm dense matter;
  • density functional theory;
  • conductivity;
  • reflectivity

Abstract

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. (© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)