Path integral Monte Carlo simulations have been used to study deuterium at high pressure and temperature. The equation of state has been derived in the temperature and density region of 10000 < T < 1000000 K and 0.6 < rho < 2.5 g/cc. A series of shock Hugoniot curves is computed for different initial compressions in order to compare with current and future shock wave experiments using liquid deuterium samples precompressed in diamond anvil cells.
J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 63 (2003) 6159.