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Hydrogen and deuterium in shock wave experiments, ab initio simulations and chemical picture modeling

The European Physical Journal D (Impact Factor: 1.51). 05/2012; 66(4). DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2012-20650-3
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We present equation of state data of shock compressed hydrogen and deuterium.
These have been calculated in the physical picture by using {\it ab initio}
molecular dynamics simulations based on finite temperature density functional
theory as well as in the chemical picture via the Saha-D model. The results are
compared in detail with data of shock wave experiments obtained for condensed
and gaseous precompressed hydrogen and deuterium targets in a wide range of
shock compressions from low pressures up to megabars.

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