On the Conductivity of ionized Gas

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The conductivity of ionized gases is treated by a method similar to that used by Alfven in his book "Cosmical Electrodynamics". The results differ from those of Alfven. In particular, it is shown that Alfven's conclusion, that whenever the Hall current disappears the conductivity becomes independent of the magnetic field, is not true in general. Moreover, it is not true under just the conditions of interest for the "Pinch Effect". The main conclusions of the present paper are (1) of currents down a tube, the ion component is the small fraction of m/M of the electron current, regardless of the … continued below

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Konopinski, Emil Jan, 1911- September 15, 1954.

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  • Main Title: On the Conductivity of ionized Gas
  • Added Title: LA (Series) (Los Alamos, N.M.)
  • Series Title: Los Alamos National Laboratory Reports
  • Added Title: Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LA-1741

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The conductivity of ionized gases is treated by a method similar to that used by Alfven in his book "Cosmical Electrodynamics". The results differ from those of Alfven. In particular, it is shown that Alfven's conclusion, that whenever the Hall current disappears the conductivity becomes independent of the magnetic field, is not true in general. Moreover, it is not true under just the conditions of interest for the "Pinch Effect". The main conclusions of the present paper are (1) of currents down a tube, the ion component is the small fraction of m/M of the electron current, regardless of the magnitude of the magnetic field; (2) the conduction along the tube depends on the transverse motion of neutral mass, i.e. on the radial velocity of u(r) of the gas in the tube.

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  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.At 7:22/LA-1741
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  • Report No.: LA-1741
  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1257750
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1257750

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Konopinski, Emil Jan, 1911-. On the Conductivity of ionized Gas, report, September 15, 1954; Los Alamos, New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1257750/: accessed April 19, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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