Metastable states of fluid–fluid phase transition in warm dense hydrogen
The warm dense hydrogen is studied by means of the ab initio molecular dynamics
simulation in the region of fluid–fluid phase transition. The metastable states of two isotherm
of 700 and 1000 K are calculated. The metastable ranges by pressure are 470 and 320 kbar
respectively. The existence of metastability is a strong criterion that the transition is a first
order phase transition.