Current Issues in Finite-T Density-Functional Theory and Warm-Correlated Matter

  title={Current Issues in Finite-T Density-Functional Theory and Warm-Correlated Matter},
  author={M. W. Chandre Dharma-wardana},
Finite-temperature DFT has become of topical interest, partly due to the increasing ability to create novel states of warm-correlated matter (WCM). Subclasses of WCM are Warm-dense matter (WDM), ultra-fast matter (UFM), and high-energy density matter (HEDM), containing electyrons (e) and ions (i). Strong e-e, i-i and e-i correlation effects and partial degeneracies are found in these systems where the electron temperature $T_e $ is comparable to the electron Fermi energy. The ion subsystem may… 

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