Kiel physicists achieve hitherto most accurate description of highly excited electrons

(Kiel University) It is the 'drosophila' of modern physics: the uniform electron gas. Just as the fruit fly is used to describe the principles of genetics this model of a gas can be used to investigate important characteristics of electrons. A team of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at Kiel University succeeded in describing the thermodynamic properties of electrons under extreme conditions. They summarized their results in the current edition of the journal Physics Reports.