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First-principles calculation of the reflectance of shock-compressed xenon

Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics. 2015. Vol. 120. No. 5. P. 894-904.
Norman G., Saitov I., Stegailov V.

Within electron density functional theory (DFT), the reflectance of radiation from shock-compressed xenon plasma is calculated. The dependence of the reflectance on the frequency of the incident radiation and on the plasma density is considered. The Fresnel formula is used. The expression for the longitudinal dielectric tensor in the long-wavelength limit is used to calculate the imaginary part of the dielectric function (DF). The real part of the DF is determined by the Kramers-Kronig transformation. The results are compared with experimental data. An approach is proposed to estimate the plasma frequency in shock-compressed xenon. © 2015, Pleiades Publishing, Inc.