# Medium effects on the thermal conductivity of a hot pion gas

We investigate the effect of the medium on the thermal conductivity of a pion gas out of chemical equilibrium by solving the relativistic transport equation in the Chapman-Enskog and relaxation time approximations. Using an effective model for the pi-pi cross-section involving rho and sigma meson exchange, medium effects are incorporated through thermal one-loop self-energies. The temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity is observed to be significantly affected.

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