Enskog-Landau kinetic equation for multicomponent mixture. Analytical calculation of transport coefficients
Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of
Sciences of Ukraine, 1 Svientsitskii St., UA-79011 Lviv, Ukraine
Revised: 15 October 1999
Published online: 19 October 2012
The Enskog-Landau kinetic equation is considered to describe non-equilibrium processes of a mixture of charged hard spheres. This equation has been obtained in our previous papers by means of the non-equilibrium statistical operator method. The normal solution of this kinetic equation found in the first approximation using the standard Chapman-Enskog method is given. On the basis of the found solution the flows and transport coefficients have been calculated. All transport coefficients for multicomponent mixture of spherical Coulomb particles are presented analytically for the first time. Numerical calculations of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusion coefficient are performed for some specific mixtures of noble gases of high density. We compare the calculations with those ones for point-like neutral and charged particles.
PACS: 05.20.Dd – Kinetic theory / 05.60.-k – Transport processes / 52.25.Fi – Transport properties
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