Hydrodynamic theory of electron transport in a strong magnetic field

M. C. Marchetti, T. R. Kirkpatrick, J. R. Dorfman

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The mode coupling contribution to the transverse transport coefficients of a three-dimensional one-component plasma in a strong external magnetic field is calculated. For very strong fields it is found that the tagged particle diffusion rate, the thermal diffusion rate, and the coefficient of viscosity in the plane orthogonal to the field have a Bohm-like ∼B-1 behavior. The mode coupling mechanism responsible for such an effect is always one that involves the finite-frequency upper hybrid modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-708
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Electron gas
  • magnetic field
  • mode coupling theory
  • transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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