Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 279–297

Transport Coefficients of Hydrogen and Argon–Hydrogen Plasmas

  • A. B. Murphy

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007099926249

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Murphy, A.B. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing (2000) 20: 279. doi:10.1023/A:1007099926249


Calculated values of the viscosity, thermal conductivity, and electrical conductivity of hydrogen and mixtures of argon and hydrogen at high temperatures are presented. Combined ordinary, pressure, temperature, and electric field diffusion coefficients are also given for the mixtures. The calculations, which assume local thermodynamic equilibrium, are performed for atmospheric pressure plasmas in the temperature range from 300 to 30,000 K. The results are compared with those of previously published studies. Generally, the agreement is reasonable; those discrepancies that exist are attributed to the improved values of some of the collision integrals used here in calculating the transport coefficients.

Transport coefficientstransport propertiesviscositythermal conductivityelectrical conductivitydiffusion coefficientChapman–Enskog methodhydrogenargonplasma

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial PhysicsLindfieldAustralia