The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 227–234 | Cite as

Transport coefficients in thermal plasma. Applications to Mars and Titan atmospheres

  • P. AndréEmail author
  • J. Aubreton
  • S. Clain
  • M. Dudeck
  • E. Duffour
  • M. F. Elchinger
  • B. Izrar
  • D. Rochette
  • R. Touzani
  • D. Vacher
Plasma Physics


This work is a contribution to the calculation of transport coefficients for nitrogen, hydrogen, Mars and Titan atmospheres plasmas. The calculation which assumes local thermodynamic equilibrium is performed using Lennard-Jones potential and simple combining rules for the potential parameters for neutral-neutral interaction. A discussion is made for the other interactions: neutral-charged, charged-charged and electron-neutral. The results are compared with those of published theoretical studies for a temperature up to 30 000 K.


Thermal Plasma Hydrogen Plasma Average Cross Section Nitrogen Plasma Collision Integral 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. André
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Aubreton
    • 2
  • S. Clain
    • 3
  • M. Dudeck
    • 4
  • E. Duffour
    • 1
  • M. F. Elchinger
    • 2
  • B. Izrar
    • 5
  • D. Rochette
    • 1
  • R. Touzani
    • 6
  • D. Vacher
    • 1
  1. 1.LAEPT, Blaise Pascal University, Auvergne University, Clermont UniversityAubière CedexFrance
  2. 2.SPCTS, Limoges University, CNRSLimoges CedexFrance
  3. 3.IMT, Paul Sabatier Toulouse University, CNRSToulouse Cedex 09France
  4. 4.IJLRA, Pierre et Marie Curie UniversityParis Cedex 05France
  5. 5.ICARE, Orléans University, CNRSOrléans Cedex 02France
  6. 6.LM, Blaise Pascal University, CNRS, Clermont UniversityAubière CedexFrance

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