Los Alamos National LaboratoryDense Plasma Theory
Microphysical properties of dense, strongly coupled, and quantum plasmas


Our recent publications in dense plasmas and related research.


The objective of our research is to achieve a theoretical understanding of the microscopic properties of dense, strongly coupled plasmas and of their consequences on the macroscopic properties such as transport.


    • T. S. Strickler, T. K. Langin, P. McQuillen, J. Daligault, and T. C. Killian, Experimental Measurement of Self-Diffusion in a Strongly Coupled Plasma, Phys. Rev. X 6, 021021 (2016). PDF
    • J. Daligault, On the quantum Landau collision operator and electron collisions in dense plasmas, Phys. Plasmas 23, 032706 (2016). PDF
    • J. Daligault, S.D. Baalrud, C.E. Starrett, D. Saumon, and T. Sjostrom, Ionic Transport Coefficients of Dense Plasmas without Molecular Dynamics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 075002 (2016). PDF


    • T. Sjostrom and J. Daligault, Ionic and electronic transport properties in dense plasmas by orbital-free density functional theory, Phys. Rev. E 92, 063304 (2015). PDF
    • S.D. Baalrud and J. Daligault, Modified Enskog kinetic theory for strongly coupled plasma, Phys. Rev. E. 91, 063107 (2015). PDF
    • J. Daligault and S. B. Baalrud, Plasma transport theory spanning weak to strong coupling, AIP Conf. Proc. . 1168, 040002 (2015). PDF
    • C.E. Starrett, J. Daligault and D. Saumon, Pseudoatom molecular dynamics, Phys. Rev. E 91, 013104 (2015). PDF
    • S.D. Baalrud, K. Rasmussen, and J. Daligault, Effective Potential Theory: A Practical Way to Extend Plasma Transport Theory to Strong Coupling, Contrib. Plasma Phys. 55, 209 (2015). PDF


    • T. Sjostrom and J. Daligault, Gradient corrections to the exchange-correlation free energy, Phys. Rev. B 90, 155109 (2014). PDF
    • T. Sjostrom and J. Daligault, Fast and accurate quantum molecular dynamics of dense plasmas across temperature regimes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 155006 (2014). PDF
    • J. Daligault, K. Rasmussen and S. Baalrud, Determination of the shear viscosity of the one-component plasma, Phys. Rev. E 90, 033105 (2014). PDF
    • C.E. Starrett, D. Saumon, J. Daligault and S. Hamel, Integral equation model for warm and hot dense mixtures, Phys. Rev. E 90, 033110 (2014). PDF
    • J. Daligault, Landau damping and the onset of particle trapping in quantum plasmas, Phys. Plasmas 21, 040701 (2014). PDF
    • S.D. Baalrud and J. Daligault, Extending plasma transport theory to strong coupling through the concept of an effective interaction potential, Phys. Plasmas 21, 055707 (2014). PDF
    • V.V. Karasiev, T. Sjostrom, J.Dufty, and S.B. Trickey, Accurate homogeneous electron gas exchange-correlation free energy for local spin-density calculations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 076403 (2014). PDF


    • S. Baalrud and J. Daligault, Effective Potential Theory for Transport Coefficients across Coupling Regimes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 235001 (2013). PDF
    • T. Sjostrom and J. Daligault, Nonlocal orbital-free noninteracting free-energy functional for warm dense matter, Phys. Rev. B 88, 195103 (2013). PDF


  • J. Daligault, Renormalized Kinetic Theory of Classical Fluids in and out of Equilibrium, J. Stat. Phys. 143, 1189 (2011). PDF