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

@article{Horowitz2015DisorderedNP,
  title={Disordered nuclear pasta, magnetic field decay, and crust cooling in neutron stars.},
  author={C. Horowitz and D. K. Berry and C. M. Briggs and M. Caplan and A. Cumming and A. Schneider},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={
          031102
        }
}
  • C. Horowitz, D. K. Berry, +3 authors A. Schneider
  • Published 2015
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • Nuclear pasta, with nonspherical 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 conductivities. We model a possible low-conductivity pasta layer by increasing an impurity parameter Q_{imp}. Predictions of light curves for the low-mass x-ray binary MXB 1659-29, assuming a large Q_{imp}, find continued late… CONTINUE READING

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