# Theoretical and experimental investigation of the equation of state of boron plasmas.

@article{Zhang2018TheoreticalAE, title={Theoretical and experimental investigation of the equation of state of boron plasmas.}, author={Shuai Zhang and Burkhard Militzer and M. C. Gregor and K. J. Caspersen and Lin H. Yang and Jim A. Gaffney and Tadashi Ogitsu and Damian C. Swift and Amy E. Lazicki and David J. Erskine and Richard A. London and Peter M. Celliers and Joseph Nilsen and Philip A. Sterne and Heather D. Whitley}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2018}, volume={98 2-1}, pages={ 023205 } }

We report a theoretical equation of state (EOS) table for boron across a wide range of temperatures (5.1×10^{4}-5.2×10^{8} K) and densities (0.25-49 g/cm^{3}) and experimental shock Hugoniot data at unprecedented high pressures (5608±118 GPa). The calculations are performed with first-principles methods combining path-integral Monte Carlo (PIMC) at high temperatures and density-functional-theory molecular-dynamics (DFT-MD) methods at lower temperatures. PIMC and DFT-MD cross-validate each other…

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