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Kelly 1973

Kelly, D.C., 1973: Electrical and thermal conductivities of a relativistic degenerate plasma. Astrophys. J., 179, 599-606, doi:10.1086/151898.

The electrical and thermal conductivities are calculated for an electron-proton plasma. The electron distribution function is obtained by solving the Boltzmann equation for a plasma in which the electrons are relativistic and degenerate while the protons are degenerate but nonrelativistic. Such conditions are expected to prevail in neutron-star interiors. The conductivities are increased by factors of order 106 over the values obtained when the protons are nondegenerate. The expression obtained for the electrical conductivity differs by a factor 3/4 from the result of a variational calculation by Baym, Pethick, and Pines.

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@article{ke02000x,
  author={Kelly, D. C.},
  title={Electrical and thermal conductivities of a relativistic degenerate plasma},
  year={1973},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal},
  volume={179},
  pages={599--606},
  doi={10.1086/151898},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ke02000x
AU  - Kelly, D. C.
PY  - 1973
TI  - Electrical and thermal conductivities of a relativistic degenerate plasma
JA  - Astrophys. J.
JO  - Astrophysical Journal
VL  - 179
SP  - 599
EP  - 606
DO  - 10.1086/151898
ER  -

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