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Title: Review of electrical resistivity measurements of dense aluminum and comparison to theory

Abstract

Four recent experiments that measured the electrical resistivity of aluminum at conditions where the aluminum is in a dense, strongly coupled, plasma state have been analyzed. The properties of dense, strongly coupled plasmas cannot be treated using standard plasma theory, which treats the correlations among particles as a small effect. Many theories have been developed which predict the properties of such plasmas, but there is little experimental data with which to compare. These recent experiments provide data for a comprehensive comparison of electrical resistivity with dense plasma theories. The experiments were carried out under a wide range of conditions, from temperatures <1 eV up to 25 eV and densities from nearly solid to <1% solid. The data from these experiments are compared with various theoretical models, the best of which give predictions consistent with the data for most of the experimental conditions, but not all. A discussion of yet unresolved issues is also presented. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216068
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA DENSITY; ALUMINIUM; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT THEORY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Benage, John F. Jr. Review of electrical resistivity measurements of dense aluminum and comparison to theory. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.874025.
Benage, John F. Jr. Review of electrical resistivity measurements of dense aluminum and comparison to theory. United States. doi:10.1063/1.874025.
Benage, John F. Jr. Mon . "Review of electrical resistivity measurements of dense aluminum and comparison to theory". United States. doi:10.1063/1.874025.
@article{osti_20216068,
title = {Review of electrical resistivity measurements of dense aluminum and comparison to theory},
author = {Benage, John F. Jr.},
abstractNote = {Four recent experiments that measured the electrical resistivity of aluminum at conditions where the aluminum is in a dense, strongly coupled, plasma state have been analyzed. The properties of dense, strongly coupled plasmas cannot be treated using standard plasma theory, which treats the correlations among particles as a small effect. Many theories have been developed which predict the properties of such plasmas, but there is little experimental data with which to compare. These recent experiments provide data for a comprehensive comparison of electrical resistivity with dense plasma theories. The experiments were carried out under a wide range of conditions, from temperatures <1 eV up to 25 eV and densities from nearly solid to <1% solid. The data from these experiments are compared with various theoretical models, the best of which give predictions consistent with the data for most of the experimental conditions, but not all. A discussion of yet unresolved issues is also presented. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.874025},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}