The phase diagram of high density (1023 ˜ 1027/cm3) deuterium is obtained by calculation. The values of specific heat, electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity in the metallic state are estimated over a wide range of temperature (10−2 ˜ 104 eV). The temperature dependences of these properties are shown in figures with the density. When T ≤ Tf (Tf: the Fermi temperature of electrons), the behavior is very similar to those of normal metals. At high temperatures where T ≥ Tf, the behavior is similar to that of completely ionized classical plasma.
This fundamental data for deuterium will help us understand the properties of fuel in inertial-confinement fusion and to solve the fluid equations for efficient compression of fuel pellets.