A “Hyperburst” in the MAXI J0556–332 Neutron Star: Evidence for a New Type of Thermonuclear Explosion

@article{Page2022AI,
  title={A “Hyperburst” in the MAXI J0556–332 Neutron Star: Evidence for a New Type of Thermonuclear Explosion},
  author={Dany Page and Jeroen Homan and Mart{\'i}n Nava-Callejas and Yuri Cavecchi and Mikhail V. Beznogov and Nathalie Degenaar and Rudy Wijnands and Aastha S. Parikh},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2022},
  volume={933}
}
The study of transiently accreting neutron stars provides a powerful means to elucidate the properties of neutron star crusts. We present extensive numerical simulations of the evolution of the neutron star in the transient low-mass X-ray binary MAXI J0556–332. We model nearly 20 observations obtained during the quiescence phases after four different outbursts of the source in the past decade, considering the heating of the star during accretion by the deep crustal heating mechanism… 

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