Interaction between matter and radiation at very high temperatures: I. Compton scattering
Abstract
The interaction between the two components of a relativistic binary gas is investigated. Starting from the relativistic Boltzmann equation, general expressions for the rate of energy exchange, the relaxation time, and the coefficient of bulk viscosity are obtained. As a particular example, the formalism is applied to the study of a gas at very high temperatures, T<∼6×10^{9} °K, assuming that the energy exchange between matter and radiation is caused by Compton scattering; relativistic effects are fully taken into account.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 November 1985
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.865323
 Bibcode:
 1985PhFl...28.3253H
 Keywords:

 Binary Fluids;
 Compton Effect;
 Gas Mixtures;
 High Temperature Environments;
 Relativistic Effects;
 Electrons;
 Energy Transfer;
 Photons;
 Relaxation Time;
 Viscosity;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer