Monday, July 1, 2013

1306.6694 (Cong Wang et al.)

Thermophysical properties of hydrogen-helium mixtures: Re-examination of
the mixing rules via quantum molecular dynamics simulations

Cong Wang, Xian-Tu He, Ping Zhang
Thermophysical properties of hydrogen, helium, and hydrogen-helium mixtures have been investigated in the warm dense matter regime at electron number densities ranging from $6.02\times10^{29}\sim2.41\times10^{30}$/m$^{3}$ and temperatures from 4000 to 20000 K via quantum molecular dynamics simulations. We focus on the dynamical properties such as the equation of states, diffusion coefficients, and viscosity. Mixing rules (density matching, pressure matching, and binary ionic mixing rules) have been validated by checking composite properties of pure species against that of the fully interacting mixture derived from QMD simulations. These mixing rules reproduce pressures within 10% accuracy, while it is 75% and 50% for the diffusion and viscosity, respectively. Binary ionic mixing rule moves the results into better agreement. Predictions from one component plasma model are also provided and discussed.
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