Plasma phase transition in dense hydrogen and electron-hole plasmas

V. S. Filinov, M. Bonitz, P. Levashov, V. E. Fortov, W. Ebeling, M. Schlanges, S. W. Koch

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Plasma phase transitions in dense hydrogen and electron-hole plasmas are investigated by direct path integral Monte Carlo methods. The phase boundary of the electron-hole liquid in germanium is calculated and is found to agree reasonably well with the known experimental results. Analogous behaviour is found for high-density hydrogen. For a temperature of T = 10 000 K it is shown that the internal energy is lowered due to droplet formation for densities between 1023 cm-3 and 1024 cm-3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6069-6076
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number22 SPEC.ISS.
StatePublished - Jun 6 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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