Effect of topological defects on "nuclear pasta" observables

  title={Effect of topological defects on "nuclear pasta" observables},
  author={Andre da Silva Schneider and Donald K. Berry and Matthew E. Caplan and C. J. Horowitz and Z. W. Lin},
  journal={Physical Review C},
Background: The “pasta” phase of nuclear matter may play an important role in the structure and evolution of neutron stars. Recent works suggest nuclear pasta has a high resistivity which could be explained by the presence of long-lived topological defects. The defects act as impurities that decrease thermal and electrical conductivity of the pasta. Purpose: To quantify how topological defects affect transport properties of nuclear pasta and estimate this effect using an impurity parameter Q_… 

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