White dwarfs as physics laboratories: the case of axions

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Isern, J.; Althaus, L.; Catalan, S.; Corsico, A.; Garcia-Berro, E.; Salaris, M.; Torres, S.;
(2012)
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

White dwarfs are almost completely degenerate objects that cannot obtain energy from thermonuclear sources, so their evolution is just a gravothermal cooling process. Recent improvements in the accuracy and precision of the luminosity function and in pulsational data of... View more
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