Mode-coupling theory of long-time tails in a classical electron gas

M. C. Marchetti, T. R. Kirkpatrick

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From mode-coupling theory, we obtain the complete long-time behavior of kinetic, potential, and cross terms of the Green-Kubo integrands for the transport coefficients in a classical electron gas. The results for the kinetic parts are in agreement with those derived recently with use of kinetic theory. The differences between the long-time tails in the electron gas and those in neutral fluids are discussed in detail. The theory suggests that the frequency-dependent heat conductivity diverges as the plasma frequency is approached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2981-2989
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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