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Moderately dense gas quantum kinetic theory: Transport coefficient expressions

TitleModerately dense gas quantum kinetic theory: Transport coefficient expressions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSnider, RF, Wei, GW, Muga, JG
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Date PublishedAug
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0021-9606

Expressions for the transport coefficients of a moderately dense gas are obtained, based on a recently derived density corrected quantum Boltzmann equation. Linearization of the equations determining the pair correlation and the ’’free’’ singlet density operators about local equilibrium is discussed first. The rate of change of the pair correlations is treated as dynamic effects for pairs of particles relaxing to local equilibrium via a relaxation time model. arising from interactions with ’’third particles.’’ In contrast, the singlet density operator satisfies a Boltzmann equation with binary collisions. Spatially inhomogeneous corrections to the collision superoperator are included. Contributions to the transport coefficients arise from the perturbation from local equilibrium through fluxes associated with kinetic, collisional and, for the thermal conductivity, potential energy mechanisms. A comparison is made between the classical limit of the transport coefficient expressions obtained here and the classical expressions previously derived from the Boltzmann equation with the nonlocal collision corrections of Green and Bogoliubov. (C) 1995 American Institute of Physics.

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