Kinetic theory of long time tails in velocity correlation functions in a moderately dense electron gas

M. C. Marchetti, T. R. Kirkpatrick

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The long time tails of the correlation functions that determine the self-diffusion coefficient and the kinetic parts of the shear viscosity and heat conductivity in a one-component plasma are calculated using a systematic kinetic theory. The results are in agreement with those obtained from the phenomenological mode coupling theory. The formal kinetic theory calculations of previous workers, who obtained incomplete long time tail results, are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-660
Number of pages40
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Nov 1 1985



  • Electron gas
  • kinetic theory
  • long time tails
  • time correlation functions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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