TRANSPORT THEORY OF PARTIALLY DEGENERATE PLASMA.
NEW YORK UNIV N Y DEPT OF PHYSICS
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The transport coefficients of a high temperature, weakly coupled plasma of non-degenerate ions and partially degenerate electrons i.e. stellar matter are calculated by means of a Chapman-Enskog solution of the quantum Lenard-Balescu kinetic equation. Both electron-electron and electron-ion collisions are included. The leading term of the transport coefficients, the Coulomb logarithm, is evaluated exactly and relatively simply for all degrees of electron degeneracy. The method is applicable to any partially degenerate system with weak, long-range particle interactions. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics