The effective potential theory (EPT) is a recently proposed method for extending traditional plasma kinetic and transport theory into the strongly coupled regime. Validation from experiments and molecular dynamics simulations have shown it to be accurate up to the onset of liquid-like correlation parameters (corresponding to Γ ≃ 10−50 for the one-component plasma, depending on the process of interest). Here, this theory is briefly reviewed along with comparisons between the theory and molecular dynamics simulations for self-diffusivity and viscosity of the one-component plasma. A number of new results are also provided, including calculations of friction coefficients, energy exchange rates, stopping power, and mobility. The theory is also cast in the Landau and Fokker-Planck kinetic forms, which may prove useful for enabling efficient kinetic computations.
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Research Article| November 15 2016
Effective potential kinetic theory for strongly coupled plasmas
Scott D. Baalrud;
AIP Conf. Proc. 1786, 130001 (2016)
Scott D. Baalrud, Jérôme Daligault; Effective potential kinetic theory for strongly coupled plasmas. AIP Conf. Proc. 15 November 2016; 1786 (1): 130001. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4967627
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