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### Solinger 1970

Solinger, A.B., 1970: Electrical and thermal conductivity in a superdense lattice. I. High-temperature conductivity. Astrophys. J., **161**, 553, doi:10.1086/150559.

The electrical and thermal conductivities are computed analytically for conditions which prevail in white-dwarf cores and the outer layers of neutron stars. We consider here the case in which the temperature is well above the Debye characteristic temperature, and calculate the transition probability for electron-phonon collisions. Because of the peculiar conditions, namely, a Debye length that is much larger than the interatomic spacing, both N- and U-processes can be quite easily included, and a single relaxation time characterizes the interaction. Relativistic effects are taken into account through use of the Dirac wave function for the electron field, and in the relativistic Boltzmann equation. The resulting formula has the exceedingly simple form

σ = 1.04×10^{22}T_{6}^{-1}(ρ_{6}/μ_{e})^{2/3} sec^{-1},

where σ is the electrical conductivity, μ_{e} is the electron "molecular weight," ρ_{6} is the density in units of 10^{6} g/cm^{3}, and T_{6} = T/10^{6}. The constant is independent of the ion mass, density, and charge. The conductive opacity turns out to be

K_{c} = 2.81×10^{-3}μ_{e}^{2/3}ρ_{6}^{-5/3}T_{6}^{3}.

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@article{so03100m, author={Solinger, A. B.}, title={Electrical and thermal conductivity in a superdense lattice. I. High-temperature conductivity}, year={1970}, journal={Astrophysical Journal}, volume={161}, pages={553}, doi={10.1086/150559}, }

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TY - JOUR ID - so03100m AU - Solinger, A. B. PY - 1970 TI - Electrical and thermal conductivity in a superdense lattice. I. High-temperature conductivity JA - Astrophys. J. JO - Astrophysical Journal VL - 161 SP - 553 DO - 10.1086/150559 ER -

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