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I Does electron gas in metals experience viscosity?

  1. Dec 24, 2017 #1
    Does electron gas in metals experience viscosity? Also, does highly charged plasma experience viscosity?
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  3. Dec 24, 2017 #2


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    I would say that the electrons' mutual repulsion in a metal would avoid the analog of viscosity but the interaction with the positive ion cores would be what we call Electrical Resistance.
    Not sure about what would happen in a plasma but there could be turbulence which could produce an equivalent to viscosity - modifying the resistance of the arc. ?
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