Porträt Dr. Kraus, Dominik; FWKH

Dr. Dominik Kraus
Helmholtz Young Investigator Group leader
High Energy Density
Phone: +49 351 260 3657

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Warm Dense Matter Lecture SS2018


This lecture will give an overview on the special properties of Warm Dense Matter (WDM), which can be found, for example, in the deep interiors of planets, brown dwarfs and stars, and is also important for many laboratory applications (laser-matter interaction, material research, fusion research, etc.). Basic theoretical concepts and modern methods for creation and investigation of WDM in the laboratory will be discussed.


Mo 14:50 - 16:20 (5. Doppelstunde)

First lecture: 09.04.2018

Recknagel-Bau D16

Lecturer: Dr. Dominik Kraus


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  1. Introduction - Why is Warm Dense Matter interesting?
  2. States of Matter - Definition of Warm Dense Matter
  3. Basic principles of plasma physics
  4. Hydrodynamics
  5. Laser-matter interaction
  6. Dynamic processes in warm dense matter
  7. Structure in warm dense matter
  8. Current problems & challenges


R. P. Drake - High Energy Density Physics - Springer (2006)

S. Eliezer - The Interaction of High-Power Lasers with Plasmas - Institute of Physics Publishing (2002)

S. Eliezer & K. Mima (editors) - Applications of Laser-Plasma Interactions - CRC Press (2009)

V. E. Fortov - Extreme States of Matter on Earth and in the Cosmos - Springer (2011)

F. Graziani, M. P. Desjarlais, R. Redmer & S. B. Trickey (Editors) - Frontiers and Challenges in Warm Dense Matter - Springer (2014)

U.S. National Reseach Council - Frontiers In High Energy Density Physics: The X-Games of Contemporary Science - National Academic Press (2003)