The theoretical studies on the transport proper ties of ionized media performed have been based entirely on the effective particle approach and have ignored all correlation effects as well as quantum corrections. Within this approximation several specific problems have been treated: the anomalous skin effect, the magneto-acoustic effect, magneto-galvanic resistance, and certain aspects of microwave diagnostics. The first two effects are of considerable interest in metals and semi-metals and were studied and extended so as to apply to plasmas. The microwave diagnostic techniques developed here were originally aimed at the interpretation of a specific problem in plasma physics but are of sufficient generality to treat a class of problems involving magneto hydrodynamic fluids, semi-metals, as well as semi-conductors.
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Mower, Lyman; Mulhern, John E.; and Brooks, Richard, "Conduction Theories in Gaseous Plasmas and Solids: Final Report, 1961" (1961). Physics Scholarship. 437.