Matter under Extreme Conditions

Scientists at CASUS investigate the non-equilibrium behavior of matter under the influence of extreme electromagnetic fields, temperatures and pressures. Investigating these exotic states of matter will contribute to:

  • fundamental understanding of strongly correlated quantum systems
  • knowledge of planetary and stellar interiors
  • understanding of astrophysical processes
  • development of plasma-based compact particle accelerators for applications such as tumor radiation therapy or compact X-ray light sources

Two cells of simulations of aluminium, the one at the back is for fcc aluminium at T=300K in a perfect fcc lattice. The one at the front depicts fluid aluminium above the melting temperature. A situation similar to this might occur during shock compression of matter using lasers. Scientists at CASUS investigate the non-equilibrium behavior of matter under the influence of extreme electromagnetic fields, temperatures and pressures.

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