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Title: Ionic transport in high-energy-density matter

Ionic transport coefficients for dense plasmas have been numerically computed using an effective Boltzmann approach. Here, we developed a simplified effective potential approach that yields accurate fits for all of the relevant cross sections and collision integrals. These results have been validated with molecular-dynamics simulations for self-diffusion, interdiffusion, viscosity, and thermal conductivity. Molecular dynamics has also been used to examine the underlying assumptions of the Boltzmann approach through a categorization of behaviors of the velocity autocorrelation function in the Yukawa phase diagram. By using a velocity-dependent screening model, we examine the role of dynamical screening in transport. Implications of these results for Coulomb logarithm approaches are discussed.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). Center for Applied Scientific Computing
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Computational Physics and Methods Group
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-20725; LLNL-JNL-681618
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045; PLEEE8; TRN: US1800621
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; AC52-07NA27344; LLNL-JRNL-681618; LA-UR-16-20725
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review E
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; plasma physics, transport
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OSTI ID: 1246522