Disordered nuclear pasta, magnetic field decay, and crust cooling in neutron stars

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Horowitz, C. J.; Berry, D. K.; Briggs, C. M.; Caplan, M. E.; Cumming, A.; Schneider, A. S.;
(2014)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.031102
  • Subject: Nuclear Theory | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
    arxiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Nuclear pasta, with non-spherical shapes, is expected near the base of the crust in neutron stars. Large scale molecular dynamics simulations of pasta show long lived topological defects that could increase electron scattering and reduce both the thermal and electrical ... View more
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