Frontiers and Challenges in Warm Dense Matter

  • Frank Graziani
  • Michael P. Desjarlais
  • Ronald Redmer
  • Samuel B. Trickey

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 96)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Aurora Pribram-Jones, Stefano Pittalis, E. K. U. Gross, Kieron Burke
    Pages 25-60
  3. Valentin V. Karasiev, Travis Sjostrom, Debajit Chakraborty, James W. Dufty, Keith Runge, Frank E. Harris et al.
    Pages 61-85
  4. Ethan Brown, Miguel A. Morales, Carlo Pierleoni, David Ceperley
    Pages 123-149
  5. D. Saumon, C. E. Starrett, J. A. Anta, W. Daughton, G. Chabrier
    Pages 151-176
  6. Winfried Lorenzen, Andreas Becker, Ronald Redmer
    Pages 203-234
  7. Tomorr Haxhimali, Robert E. Rudd
    Pages 235-263
  8. Paul E. Grabowski
    Pages 265-282
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-289

About these proceedings


Warm Dense Matter (WDM) occupies a loosely defined region of phase space intermediate between solid, liquid, gas, and plasma, and typically shares characteristics of two or more of these phases. WDM is generally associated with the combination of strongly coupled ions and moderately degenerate electrons, and careful attention to quantum physics and electronic structure is essential. The lack of a small perturbation parameter greatly limits approximate attempts at its accurate description. Since WDM resides at the intersection of solid state and high energy density physics, many high energy density physics (HEDP) experiments pass through this difficult region of phase space. Thus, understanding and modeling WDM is key to the success of experiments on diverse facilities. These include the National Ignition Campaign centered on the National Ignition Facility (NIF), pulsed-power driven experiments on the Z machine, ion-beam-driven WDM experiments on the NDCX-II, and fundamental WDM research at the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Warm Dense Matter is also ubiquitous in planetary science and astrophysics, particularly with respect to unresolved questions concerning the structure and age of the gas giants, the nature of exosolar planets, and the cosmochronology of white dwarf stars. In this book we explore established and promising approaches to the modeling of WDM, foundational issues concerning the correct theoretical description of WDM, and the challenging practical issues of numerically modeling strongly coupled systems with many degrees of freedom.


High energy density phyiscs Highly correlated systems Statistical phyiscs

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Graziani
    • 1
  • Michael P. Desjarlais
    • 2
  • Ronald Redmer
    • 3
  • Samuel B. Trickey
    • 4
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of RostockRostockGermany
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04911-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04912-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-7358
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7100
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