Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 221–234 | Cite as

Asymptotic magnetic behavior of gas transport properties

  • L. Monchick


The nonvanishing elements of the viscosity and thermal conductivity tensors of polyatomic gases fall into two classes: those that change sign with a rotation about the magnetic field line and those that do not. It is shown that the boundedness of the linearized Waldmann-Snider collision operator and its properties under symmetry transformations imply that for linear Zeeman splitting the first class vanishes at zero and infinite field as ¦B ¦ and ¦B ¦−1 and that the second class approaches its asymptotes as ¦B ¦2 and ¦B ¦−2.

Key words

Kinetic theory transport properties Senftleben-Beenakker effect asymptotic properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Monchick
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Physics LaboratoryThe Johns Hopkins UniversitySilver Spring

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