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Title: Tabular electrical conductivity for aluminium

Abstract

A new Sesame-type table for the electrical conductivity of aluminium is dicussed. The table is built upon density functional theory calculations and ranges from 10–3 to 1 times solid density (2.7 g/cm3), and from 10–2 to 103 eV in temperature. The table is compared with other those of simulations and to experiments and is generally in good agreement. The high-temperature, classical limit of the conductivity is recovered for the highest temperatures and lowest densities. The table is critically evaluated, and directions for improvements are discussed.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1583155
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-28242
Journal ID: ISSN 0863-1042; TRN: US2101875
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Contributions to Plasma Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0863-1042
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; dense plasmas; electrical conductivity

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Starrett, Charles E., Perriot, Romain, Shaffer, Nathaniel R., Nelson, Tammie, Collins, Lee A., and Ticknor, Chris. Tabular electrical conductivity for aluminium. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/ctpp.201900123.
Starrett, Charles E., Perriot, Romain, Shaffer, Nathaniel R., Nelson, Tammie, Collins, Lee A., & Ticknor, Chris. Tabular electrical conductivity for aluminium. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ctpp.201900123
Starrett, Charles E., Perriot, Romain, Shaffer, Nathaniel R., Nelson, Tammie, Collins, Lee A., and Ticknor, Chris. Thu . "Tabular electrical conductivity for aluminium". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ctpp.201900123. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1583155.
@article{osti_1583155,
title = {Tabular electrical conductivity for aluminium},
author = {Starrett, Charles E. and Perriot, Romain and Shaffer, Nathaniel R. and Nelson, Tammie and Collins, Lee A. and Ticknor, Chris},
abstractNote = {A new Sesame-type table for the electrical conductivity of aluminium is dicussed. The table is built upon density functional theory calculations and ranges from 10–3 to 1 times solid density (2.7 g/cm3), and from 10–2 to 103 eV in temperature. The table is compared with other those of simulations and to experiments and is generally in good agreement. The high-temperature, classical limit of the conductivity is recovered for the highest temperatures and lowest densities. The table is critically evaluated, and directions for improvements are discussed.},
doi = {10.1002/ctpp.201900123},
journal = {Contributions to Plasma Physics},
number = 3,
volume = 60,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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