Plasma Conductivity and Diffusion

  • J. A. Bittencourt


In the previous chapters we have introduced the fundamental elements of kinetic theory and the macroscopic transport equations necessary for the study of a variety of important phenomena in plasmas. Many plasma phenomena can be analyzed using the macroscopic transport equations, either by considering the plasma as a multiconstituent fluid or by treating the whole plasma as a single conducting fluid. In some cases, however, a satisfactory description can be obtained only through the use of kinetic theory.


Diffusion Equation Applied Electric Field Langevin Equation Uniform Magnetic Field Ambipolar Diffusion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Bittencourt
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  1. 1.National Institute for Space Research (INPE)São José dos Campos, SPBrazil

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