Theoretical Studies in Sunspots and Associated Structures.
Final rept. 26 Jan 70-26 Jul 72,
FRANKLIN INST SWARTHMORE PA BARTOL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
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A numerical application to the extreme cases of high and low degree of ionization of the binary collision theory of Burgers 1960 and the multiple collision theory of Shkarofsky 1960 shows very good agreement in the values of the magnetic tensor components for solar electrical conductivity. It is pointed out that the inclusion of ion motions in Burgers theory favors its use in the future evaluation of the solar thermal conductivity tensor. The work of Ulmschneider 1970 on the effective thermal conductivity of partially ionized plasmas has been generalized to include the effects of magnetic fields. The contributions of electron ion and neutral heat flows have been evaluated within the framework of the binary collision theory of Burgers 1960. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics