The transport properties of dilute gases in applied fields
Abstract
The difficulties inherent in treating diatomdiatom interactions lead to consideration of binary gaseous mixtures in which the dominant species is atomic, the diatomic species being restricted to low concentrations. Such systems require consideration of atomatom and atomdiatom interactions only. Employing methods introduced by Hunter, scalar equations are obtained for the transport properties of binary mixtures in applied magnetic fields. The shear viscosity of an atomdiatom mixture in an applied magnetic field is then treated in detail. The basis set is truncated and the diatomic species is restricted to low concentrations. The expressions obtained for the shear viscosity tensor are reported. Steps leading to calculation of the shear viscosity tensor in this particular case are discussed.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 May 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978PhDT........35T
 Keywords:

 Binary Mixtures;
 Gas Mixtures;
 Magnetic Fields;
 Transport Properties;
 Collision Parameters;
 Diatomic Gases;
 Gas Viscosity;
 Integral Equations;
 Operators (Mathematics);
 SolidState Physics