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Physics of Dense Gases, Nonideal Plasmas, and High Energy Density Matter

  • Werner EbelingEmail author
  • Vladimir E. Fortov
  • Vladimir Filinov
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Part of the Springer Series in Plasma Science and Technology book series (SSPST)

Abstract

Here we summarize the most important results in this field of physics, which is growing due to the dominant role of these forms of matter in the cosmos. We describe the progress made in physical studies and the statistical theory of dense gases and nonideal plasmas, including their historical roots in the work of van der Waals, Debye, Saha, Planck, Einstein, and others. We present the basic tools required for the quantum statistical description of nonideal fluid systems, including analytical methods and computer simulations, and we discuss studies of plasma-like matter with high energy density.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Ebeling
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vladimir E. Fortov
    • 2
  • Vladimir Filinov
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikHumboldt Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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