LenardBalescu calculations and classical molecular dynamics simulations of electrical and thermal conductivities of hydrogen plasmas
Here, we present a discussion of kinetic theory treatments of linear electrical and thermal transport in hydrogen plasmas, for a regime of interest to inertial confinement fusion applications. In order to assess the accuracy of one of the more involved of these approaches, classical LenardBalescu theory, we perform classical molecular dynamics simulations of hydrogen plasmas using 2body quantum statistical potentials and compute both electrical and thermal conductivity from out particle trajectories using the Kubo approach. Our classical LenardBalescu results employing the identical statistical potentials agree well with the simulations.
 Authors:

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 Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
 Sandia National Lab. (SNLNM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Report Number(s):
 LLNLJRNL660060; SAND201612719J
Journal ID: ISSN 08631042
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC5207NA27344; AC0494AL85000
 Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Contributions to Plasma Physics
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 08631042
 Publisher:
 Wiley
 Research Org:
 Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNLNM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
 Sponsoring Org:
 USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; Conductivity; hydrogen; molecular dynamics; LenardBalescu equation
 OSTI Identifier:
 1266668
 Alternate Identifier(s):
 OSTI ID: 1338398
Whitley, Heather D., Scullard, Christian R., Benedict, Lorin X., Castor, John I., Randles, Amanda, Glosli, James N., Richards, David F., Desjarlais, Michael P., and Graziani, Frank R.. LenardBalescu calculations and classical molecular dynamics simulations of electrical and thermal conductivities of hydrogen plasmas. United States: N. p.,
Web. doi:10.1002/ctpp.201400066.
Whitley, Heather D., Scullard, Christian R., Benedict, Lorin X., Castor, John I., Randles, Amanda, Glosli, James N., Richards, David F., Desjarlais, Michael P., & Graziani, Frank R.. LenardBalescu calculations and classical molecular dynamics simulations of electrical and thermal conductivities of hydrogen plasmas. United States. doi:10.1002/ctpp.201400066.
Whitley, Heather D., Scullard, Christian R., Benedict, Lorin X., Castor, John I., Randles, Amanda, Glosli, James N., Richards, David F., Desjarlais, Michael P., and Graziani, Frank R.. 2014.
"LenardBalescu calculations and classical molecular dynamics simulations of electrical and thermal conductivities of hydrogen plasmas". United States.
doi:10.1002/ctpp.201400066. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1266668.
@article{osti_1266668,
title = {LenardBalescu calculations and classical molecular dynamics simulations of electrical and thermal conductivities of hydrogen plasmas},
author = {Whitley, Heather D. and Scullard, Christian R. and Benedict, Lorin X. and Castor, John I. and Randles, Amanda and Glosli, James N. and Richards, David F. and Desjarlais, Michael P. and Graziani, Frank R.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present a discussion of kinetic theory treatments of linear electrical and thermal transport in hydrogen plasmas, for a regime of interest to inertial confinement fusion applications. In order to assess the accuracy of one of the more involved of these approaches, classical LenardBalescu theory, we perform classical molecular dynamics simulations of hydrogen plasmas using 2body quantum statistical potentials and compute both electrical and thermal conductivity from out particle trajectories using the Kubo approach. Our classical LenardBalescu results employing the identical statistical potentials agree well with the simulations.},
doi = {10.1002/ctpp.201400066},
journal = {Contributions to Plasma Physics},
number = 23,
volume = 55,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {12}
}