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Plasma phase transition

 a, b, c,   a, b, c
a Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, 141701, Russian Federation
b Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow, 127412, Russian Federation
c National Research University Higher School of Economics, ul. Myasnitskaya 20, Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

A review of experimental methods for the generation and diagnostics of nonideal plasma and warm dense matter, which have become possible in recent years, is presented. The modern theoretical methods used to solve the problem of fluid-fluid phase transitions, including the plasma phase transition, are considered. Both the methods of quantum modeling and the results obtained within the framework of the chemical model of plasma are analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the phase transition in the warm dense hydrogen/deuterium at high pressures. The results for helium, aluminum, cesium, cerium, ionic and exciton plasmas, and some other substances are also considered.

Keywords: plasma phase transition, nonideal plasma, warm dense matter, fluid-fluid phase transition
PACS: 31.15.E−, 71.15.Mb, 52.65.−y, 52.25.Mq, 64.70.Ja, 52.50.Lp (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2021.07.039004
Citation: Norman H E, Saitov I M "Plasma phase transition" Phys. Usp., accepted

Received: 26th, November 2020, revised: 22nd, July 2021, 6th, July 2021

Оригинал: Норман Г Э, Саитов И М «Плазменный фазовый переход» УФН, принята к публикации; DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2021.07.039004

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