Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 1114–1125 | Cite as

Four Tensors Determining Thermal and Electric Conductivities of Degenerate Electrons in Magnetized Plasma

  • G. S. Bisnovatyi-KoganEmail author
  • M. V. GlushikhinaEmail author


A solution to the Boltzmann equation is obtained for a magnetized plasma with strongly degenerate nonrelativistic electrons and nondegenerate nuclei. The components of the diffusion, thermal diffusion, and diffusion thermoeffect tensors in a nonquantizing magnetic field are calculated in the Lorentz approximation without allowance for electron−electron collisions, which is asymptotically accurate for plasma with strongly degenerate electrons. Asymptotically accurate analytical expressions for the electron diffusion, thermal diffusion, and diffusion thermoeffect tensors in the presence of a magnetic field are obtained for the first time. The expressions reveal a considerably more complicated dependence on magnetic field than analogous dependences derived in the previous publications on this subject.



This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project no. 18-12-00378.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research Nuclear University MEPhIMoscowRussia

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