Shock physics in warm dense matter: A quantum hydrodynamics perspective

  title={Shock physics in warm dense matter: A quantum hydrodynamics perspective},
  author={Frank R. Graziani and Zhandos A. Moldabekov and B. Olson and Michael Bonitz},
  journal={Contributions to Plasma Physics},
Warm dense matter (WDM), an exotic, highly compressed state of matter between solid and plasma phases, is of high current interest, in particular for astrophysics and inertial confinement fusion. For the latter, in particular the propagation of compression shocks is crucial. The main unknown in the shock propagation in WDM is the behaviour of the electrons since they are governed by correlations, quantum and spin effects that need to be accounted for simultaneously. Here we describe the shock… 
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