Mendoza, M.A. and Garcia Rubiano, Jesus and Gil de la Fe, Juan Miguel and Rodríguez, Rafael and Florido, Ricardo and Martel, Pablo and Mínguez Torres, Emilio
Equation of state for hot dense matter using a relativistic screened hydrogenic model.
In: "38th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics", 27/06/2011 - 01/07/2011, Strasbourg, Francia. ISBN 2-914771-68-1.
The study of matter under conditions of high density, pressure, and temperature is a valuable subject for inertial conﬁnement fusion (ICF), astrophysical phenomena, high-power laser interaction with matter, etc. In all these cases, matter is heated and compressed by strong shocks to high pressures and temperatures, becomes partially or completely ionized via thermal or pressure ionization, and is in the form of dense plasma. The thermodynamics and the hydrodynamics of hot dense plasmas cannot be predicted without the knowledge of the equation of state (EOS) that describes how a material reacts to pressure and how much energy is involved. Therefore, the equation of state often takes the form of pressure and energy as functions of density and temperature. Furthermore, EOS data must be obtained in a timely manner in order to be useful as input in hydrodynamic codes. By this reason, the use of fast, robust and reasonably accurate atomic models, is necessary for computing the EOS of a material.